less common spelling of

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

Geez

noun
Ge·​ez | \ gē-ˈez How to pronounce Geez (audio) ; ˈgē-(ˌ)ez, ˈgā- \

Definition of Geez (Entry 2 of 2)

: a Semitic language formerly spoken in northern highland Ethiopia and still used as the liturgical language of the Christian church in Ethiopia

First Known Use of geez

Noun

1790, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geez

Noun

Geez gəʽəz

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“Geez.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geez. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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