(used as a mild exclamation of surprise or emotion.)

Also jeepers creepers [kree-perz] /ˈkri pərz/.

Origin of jeepers

1925–30, Americanism; euphemistic alteration of Jesus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for jeepers

exclamation, wow, amen, hello, alas, boo, hurrah, ahem, oh, whoopee, hooray, shucks, er, ouch, rah, ah, egad, golly, hey, huh

British Dictionary definitions for jeepers


jeepers creepers


US and Canadian slang a mild exclamation of surprise

Word Origin for jeepers

C20: euphemism for Jesus
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Word Origin and History for jeepers

1900, American English, euphemistic alteration of Jesus.

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