- (used as a word of command to a horse or other draft animal directing it to turn to the right.)
- to turn to the right.
- to turn (something) to the right.
- to evade.Compare haw3
- gee up, (used as a word of command to a horse or other draft animal directing it to go faster.)
Origin of gee1
First recorded in 1620–30; origin uncertain
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- Also: gee up! an exclamation, as to a horse or draught animal, to encourage it to turn to the right, go on, or go faster
- (usually foll by up) to move (an animal, esp a horse) ahead; urge on
- (foll by up) to encourage (someone) to greater effort or activity
- slang See gee-gee
C17: origin uncertain
- US and Canadian informal a mild exclamation of surprise, admiration, etcAlso: gee whizz
C20: euphemism for Jesus
- Maurice. born 1931, New Zealand writer, noted for his trilogy of novels Plumb (1978), Meg (1981), and Sole Survivior (1983)
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Word Origin and History for geed up
exclamation of surprise, 1895, probably euphemistic for Jesus. Form gee whiz is attested from 1871; gee whillikens (1851) seems to be the oldest form.
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