Share this entry

gee whiz Syllabification: gee whiz
informal , chiefly North American

Definition of gee whiz in English:


another way of saying gee1.


(gee-whiz) [attributive] Back to top  
Characterized by or causing naive astonishment or wonder, in particular at new technology: this era of gee-whiz gadgetry
More example sentences
  • The drama can feel a little stodgy but it comes alive in the aerial sequences, with all their gee-whiz, jet-age wonder.
  • The quirky humor has been abandoned in favor of futuristic imagery and gee-whiz exclamations about the wonders of cool technology.
  • The soldiers remark with a sort of gee-whiz wonder that they will be war veterans when they go home, and debate about who they will tell that they didn't actually see combat, if that is what happens.

Definition of gee whiz in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day luxe
Pronunciation: ləks
expensive and of high quality; luxurious