1 of 3


used as an introductory expletive or to express surprise or enthusiasm


2 of 3


: the letter g
[grand] slang : a thousand dollars


3 of 3


imperative verb

used as a direction to turn to the right or move ahead
compare haw entry 5

intransitive verb

geed;geeing : to turn to the right side

Examples of gee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Washington received a plethora of young talent — gee, why does this sound so familiar — that will get the chance to develop at the major-league level, including left-hander Mackenzie Gore, shortstop CJ Abrams and catcher Keibert Ruiz (who has already signed a $50 million extension). Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 19 Mar. 2023 There are some people who are going to say, gee, that happened to me, and ultimately a writer has to draw from real life. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 7 Feb. 2023 And, gee, what else will happening in the coming months? Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 14 Aug. 2022 Well, gee, a lot of these stories don’t get great traffic. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Aug. 2022 Some classical performances have people walking away saying, gee, that was nice. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 9 May 2022 Well, gee, susceptible to injury, shouldn’t that have entered into some decision in the past?’ And the answer to that would be yes, in all probability. Wallace Matthews, New York Times, 10 June 2018 Well, gee, here's a variety -- here's a different perspective. Fox News, 2 May 2018 See More

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Word History



euphemism for Jesus


origin unknown

First Known Use


1884, in the meaning defined above


1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1628, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of gee was in 1628

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Cite this Entry

“Gee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 imperative verb
used as a direction to turn to the right or move ahead


2 of 2 interjection
used to show surprise, enthusiasm, or disappointment

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