Jesus H. Christ


interjection Sometimes Offensive.

(used as an oath or strong expression of disbelief, dismay, awe, disappointment, pain, etc.)

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?

Origin of Jesus H. Christ

An Americanism dating back to 1845–50; the H probably from the Greek monogram for Jesus (Iēsoûs in Greek), written IHS or IHC, derived from the first three letters of Iēsoûs written in Greek uncial (capital) letters, in which the H (the uncial Greek eta, transliterated as ē, is reinterpreted as the English letter H;see Jesus

Words nearby Jesus H. Christ

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020