be·​je·​sus bi-ˈjē-zəs How to pronounce bejesus (audio)
-zəz How to pronounce bejesus (audio)
variants or less commonly bejeezus
used as a mild oath
used as a noun for emphasis
scares the bejesus out of me

Word History


alteration of by Jesus

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bejesus was in 1825

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Cite this Entry

“Bejesus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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