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  1. (used as a mild oath expressing astonishment, dismay, disbelief, or the like).
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  1. Informal. dickens; devil: The fighter's left uppercut knocked the bejabbers out of his opponent.
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Also be·ja·bers [bih-jey-berz] /bɪˈdʒeɪ bərz/.

Origin of bejabbers

First recorded in 1815–25; alleged to be euphemistic alteration of by Jesus
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Examples from the Web for bejabbers

Historical Examples

  • The latter looked long and carefully at the thing and muttered, "Bejabbers, I never saw one like that before!"

    Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland

    Daniel Turner Holmes

  • Bejabbers then, we won't be afther murtherin' him outright; we'll jest let him go back to the river an' dhrown hisself!

    Down the Yellowstone

    Lewis R. Freeman