gee-whiz

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adjective \ ˈjē-ˌhwiz , -ˌwiz \

Definition of gee-whiz

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

Origin and Etymology of gee-whiz

derivative of gee whiz


gee whiz

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interjection \ (ˌ)jē-ˈhwiz , -ˈwiz \

Definition of gee whiz

:2gee

First Known Use of gee whiz

1876


GEE-WHIZ Defined for English Language Learners

gee-whiz

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adjective

Definition of gee-whiz for English Language Learners

  • : very impressive or amazing

  • : showing or feeling excitement and wonder


gee whiz

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interjection

Definition of gee whiz for English Language Learners

  • —used especially to show surprise or enthusiasm



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