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gee1

[jee]
interjection
  1. (used as a word of command to a horse or other draft animal directing it to turn to the right.)
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verb (used without object), geed, gee·ing.
  1. to turn to the right.
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verb (used with object), geed, gee·ing.
  1. to turn (something) to the right.
  2. to evade.Compare haw3
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Verb Phrases
  1. gee up, (used as a word of command to a horse or other draft animal directing it to go faster.)
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Origin of gee1

First recorded in 1620–30; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for geed up

gee1

interjection
  1. 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
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verb gees, geeing or geed
  1. (usually foll by up) to move (an animal, esp a horse) ahead; urge on
  2. (foll by up) to encourage (someone) to greater effort or activity
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noun
  1. slang See gee-gee
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Word Origin

C17: origin uncertain

gee2

interjection
  1. US and Canadian informal a mild exclamation of surprise, admiration, etcAlso: gee whizz
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Word Origin

C20: euphemism for Jesus

Gee

noun
  1. Maurice. born 1931, New Zealand writer, noted for his trilogy of novels Plumb (1978), Meg (1981), and Sole Survivior (1983)
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Word Origin and History for geed up

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.

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