\ ˈjēz How to pronounce jeez (audio) \
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Definition of jeez

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

Examples of jeez in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The judges may read about it and say, 'Jeez, this Proano guy is prone to using excessive force.' Maya Dukmasova, Chicago Reader, "News / Criminal Justice Mother of teen killed by Chicago police officer Marco Proano ‘glad the verdict was guilty’," 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, "56 burger recipes for grilling season," 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, HWD, "Even South Park “Can’t Keep Up” with Donald Trump," 3 Feb. 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, vanityfair.com, "Even South Park “Can’t Keep Up” with Donald Trump," 3 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of jeez

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jeez

euphemism for Jesus

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“Jeez.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jeez. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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