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jeepers

[ jee-perz ]
/ ˈdʒi pərz /
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interjection
(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

Words nearby jeepers

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British Dictionary definitions for jeepers

jeepers

jeepers creepers

/ (ˈdʒiːpəz ˈkriːpəz) /

interjection
US and Canadian slang a mild exclamation of surprise

Word Origin for jeepers

C20: euphemism for Jesus
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