variants or less commonly geez
used as a mild oath or introductory expletive (as to express surprise)

Examples of jeez in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No disrespect to John Goodman, who is a treasure, but jeez … that’s a rough 11 years. James Grebey, Vulture, 5 Jan. 2024 But, jeez, Joe Biden is really disappointing a lot of Democrats right now. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 2022 Well, jeez, is act two going to propel you from $30 billion to $100 billion? Steve Denning, Forbes, 27 May 2021 The judges may read about it and say, 'Jeez, this Proano guy is prone to using excessive force.' Maya Dukmasova, Chicago Reader, 30 Aug. 2017 Think outside of the bun and fill your burger with cheese rather than haphazardly tossing it on top (jeez, who does that anymore?!). Atlanta Life, ajc, 30 May 2017 Aw, jeez. If Matt Stone and Trey Parker can’t find something to laugh about in Donald Trump’s presidency, what hope is there for the rest of us? Laura Bradley,, 3 Feb. 2017

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Word History


euphemism for Jesus

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jeez was in 1923

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Cite this Entry

“Jeez.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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