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jeez

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  1. (used as a mild expression of surprise, disappointment, astonishment, etc.)
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Origin of jeez

1920–25, Americanism; euphemistic shortening of Jesus
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Jeez

also jeeze, 1922, American English, euphemistic corruption Jesus.

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