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Judas Priest

(an exclamation of exasperation or disgust.)
Origin of Judas Priest
First recorded in 1910-15; euphemism for Jesus Christ Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He was not given to profanity, but he could say "Judas Priest" in a way that sizzled.

  • Ill teach her something—teach em all something, by the Judas Priest!


    George Allan England
  • And, by Judas Priest, Levi give him the phonograph right off.

    The So-called Human Race Bert Leston Taylor
  • "Judas Priest, you're strong, Missuz Hopkins," said one of the boys carrying shot.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • By Judas Priest, I just knew you didn't dast to stay and hear me tell the boys about that spruce.

    Cappy Ricks Retires Peter B. Kyne
Slang definitions & phrases for Judas Priest

Judas Priest


An exclamation of surprise, dismay, emphasis, etc

[1914+; a euphemism for Jesus Christ]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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