- a sum of one thousand dollars: a fancy car costing twenty-five gees.
Origin of gee4
1925–30; spelling of German, abbreviation for grand (a thousand dollars)
- 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
First recorded in 1940–45; orig. abbreviation for ground electronics engineering
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- 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
C17: origin uncertain
- US and Canadian informal a mild exclamation of surprise, admiration, etcAlso: gee whizz
C20: euphemism for Jesus
- 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's
exclamation of surprise, 1895, probably euphemistic for Jesus. Form gee whiz is attested from 1871; gee whillikens (1851) seems to be the oldest form.
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