bejesus

interjection
be·​je·​sus | \ bi-ˈjē-zəs How to pronounce bejesus (audio) , -ˈjā-, -zəz How to pronounce bejesus (audio) \
variants: or less commonly bejeezus

Definition of bejesus

used as a mild oath used as a noun for emphasis scares the bejesus out of me

First Known Use of bejesus

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bejesus

alteration of by Jesus

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“Bejesus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bejesus. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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