geez

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See also: Ge'ez and Geez

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

A minced oath from the word Jesus.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒiːz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːz

Interjection[edit]

geez

  1. (euphemistic) An exclamation denoting surprise or frustration.
    Synonyms: sheesh; see also Thesaurus:wow
    Geez, that was one hell of a week.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of geezer.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

geez

  1. (UK, slang) Informal address to a male.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:friend
    Hi geez, you alright?

Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

geez

  1. instrumental plural of ge

Portuguese[edit]

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Noun[edit]

geez m (uncountable)

  1. Ge'ez (an extinct Semitic language of Ethiopia)
    Synonym: etiópico antigo