[ jee-perz ]
/ ˈdʒi pərz /
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(used as a mild exclamation of surprise or emotion.)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Also jeepers creepers [kree-perz]. /ˈkri pərz/.
Origin of jeepers
1925–30, Americanism; euphemistic alteration of Jesus
Words nearby jeepers
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British Dictionary definitions for jeepers
/ (ˈdʒiːpəz ˈkriːpəz) /
US and Canadian slang a mild exclamation of surprise
Word Origin for jeepers
C20: euphemism for Jesus
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