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jeepers

[jee-perz]
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interjection
  1. (used as a mild exclamation of surprise or emotion.)
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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 creepers

jeepers

jeepers creepers

interjection
  1. US and Canadian slang a mild exclamation of surprise
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Word Origin

C20: euphemism for Jesus
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Word Origin and History for jeepers creepers

jeepers

1900, American English, euphemistic alteration of Jesus.

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