geez

1 of 2

interjection

less common spelling of jeez

used as a mild oath or introductory expletive (as to express surprise)

Geez

2 of 2

noun

Ge·​ez gē-ˈez How to pronounce Geez (audio)
ˈgē-(ˌ)ez,
ˈgā-
: a Semitic language formerly spoken in northern highland Ethiopia and still used as the liturgical language of the Christian church in Ethiopia

Examples of geez in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Interjection
But changing language is not quite so simple Column: Oh, geez. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 27 July 2023 And that was the beginning of really, geez, over the next few years an explosion of CEOs speaking out on on issues, and many of them supporting the rights of the LGBTQ community. Fortune Editors, Fortune, 28 June 2023 Oh geez, yeah, OK. LORI VALLOW: That's why the neighbors don't know us very well. Jonathan Vigliotti, CBS News, 13 May 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

Geez gəʽəz

First Known Use

Noun

1790, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of geez was in 1790

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Cite this Entry

“Geez.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geez. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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