(also gee-whiz /ˈjē ˈ(h)wiz/)
exclamation• informal , chiefly North American
- A mild expression, typically of surprise, enthusiasm, or sympathy: Gee, Linda looks great at fifty!More example sentences
- 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.
- A command to a horse to go faster.More example sentences
- The goalkeeping union are a tight bunch and he hid his personal agony to gee up his nervous replacement.
verb (gees, geeing, geed)[with object] Back to top
- 1.1Encourage (someone) to work more quickly: I was running around geeing people upMore example sentences
- 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.