jeepers

[jee-perz]

interjection

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

Nearby words

  1. jedi,
  2. jee,
  3. jeelie,
  4. jeep,
  5. jeep carrier,
  6. jeepney,
  7. jeeps,
  8. jeer,
  9. jeeves,
  10. jeevesian

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

Origin of jeepers

1925–30, Americanism; euphemistic alteration of Jesus

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British Dictionary definitions for jeepers

jeepers

jeepers creepers

interjection

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

jeepers

1900, American English, euphemistic alteration of Jesus.

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