(also gee whizˈwɪz)
exclamationinformal , chiefly North American
A mild expression, typically of surprise, enthusiasm, or sympathy: Gee, Linda looks great at fifty!
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- The thrill, if any, comes from finding a video game - gee whiz!
- But gee whiz, folks - we do indeed live in the best of times.
- And he finally said something along the lines of, you know, gee whiz, I won.
Mid 19th century: perhaps an abbreviation of Jesus.
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verb (gees, geeing, geed)[with object] (gee someone/thing up) British Back to top
1.1Encourage (someone) to put more effort into an activity: I was running around geeing people up
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- That's the hardest part of this whole job: walking into the changing-room at the final whistle and trying to gee up the boys.
- ‘The girls gold gave me a big gee up after last night and Ï am happy to swim that fast and I only want to try and go faster tonight,’ she said.
- He has taken to singing a song of his own composition at the end of his speeches, in order to gee up the troops, so to speak.
Early 17th century: of unknown origin.
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