gee-whiz

adjective
\ ˈjē-ˌhwiz How to pronounce gee-whiz (audio) , -ˌwiz\

Definition of gee-whiz

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : designed to arouse wonder or excitement or to amplify the merits or significance of something especially by the use of clever or sensational language play-by-play specialists who wallow in gee-whiz banality— Jack Gould
2 : marked by spectacular or astonishing qualities or achievement gee-whiz technology
3 : characterized by wide-eyed enthusiasm, excitement, and wonder

gee whiz

interjection
\ (ˌ)jē-ˈhwiz How to pronounce gee whiz (audio) , -ˈwiz\

Definition of gee whiz (Entry 2 of 2)

Synonyms & Antonyms for gee-whiz

Synonyms: Adjective

catchpenny, lurid, screaming, sensational, sensationalist, sensationalistic

Antonyms: Adjective

nonsensational

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First Known Use of gee-whiz

Adjective

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Interjection

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gee-whiz

Adjective

derivative of gee whiz

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The first known use of gee-whiz was in 1876

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gee-whiz

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of gee-whiz

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly US
: very impressive or amazing
: showing or feeling excitement and wonder

gee whiz

interjection

English Language Learners Definition of gee whiz (Entry 2 of 2)

US, old-fashioned used especially to show surprise or enthusiasm

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