(used as a mild expression of surprise, disappointment, astonishment, etc.)

Origin of jeez

1920–25, Americanism; euphemistic shortening of Jesus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for jeez


also jeeze, 1922, American English, euphemistic corruption Jesus.

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