- (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
- (used to express surprise, disappointment, enthusiasm, or simple emphasis): Gee, that's great! Gee, I can't remember the book's title.
Origin of gee2
- to agree; get along.
Origin of gee3
- a sum of one thousand dollars: a fancy car costing twenty-five gees.
Origin of gee4
- a radio navigational system by which a fix can be obtained by comparing the pulse repetition rates of high-frequency ground waves from two separate stations.
Origin of gee5
Examples from the Web for gee
Gee finds this exhibit, entitled Stay Tuned, particularly moving.Ai Weiwei Escapes to Alcatraz
September 28, 2014
As archetypically “presidential” as Mitt Romney seemed, his perfectly square, gee whiz speech style was part of what did him in.For a President Today, Talkin' Down Is Speaking American
August 7, 2014
But if Obama is CEO of the White House, why not set an example and say, “Gee, make it better than the national average”?Obama’s Tax Rate Hypocrisy
April 16, 2014
Well, gee, all states already have different laws governing marriage.The Speeding Love Train Of Marriage Equality
February 10, 2014
Seldom will you have the hiring person ask, ‘Gee, did you work for a company that didn’t have any flexibility?For Working Moms, One Sick Kid Can Spell Disaster
January 26, 2014
“Gee, but I——” And he looked down at his own clothes as though to reassure himself.The Night Riders
"Gee up, Boxer—we'll wet its head at the Hibernian," said Crow.The Manxman
Gee, but I wouldn't like to fall out of one of those bedroom windows!Shorty McCabe
"Gee, but they are having a peach of a time in the school," he announced.The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island
"Gee, that's damn tough," said Joel, who had grown from darn to damn.
- 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
- US and Canadian informal a mild exclamation of surprise, admiration, etcAlso: gee whizz
- Maurice. born 1931, New Zealand writer, noted for his trilogy of novels Plumb (1978), Meg (1981), and Sole Survivior (1983)
Word Origin and History for gee
exclamation of surprise, 1895, probably euphemistic for Jesus. Form gee whiz is attested from 1871; gee whillikens (1851) seems to be the oldest form.