[ bih-jab-erz ]
/ bɪˈdʒæb ərz /
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(used as a mild oath expressing astonishment, dismay, disbelief, or the like).
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
Words nearby bejabbers
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Example sentences from the Web for bejabbers
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
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