Entry from British & World English dictionary
exclamation(often by jings) chiefly Scottish
Used to express surprise.
- He has now produced another massive and lavishly illustrated volume of the minutiae of the club, called Everygame, and, by jings he means it.
- I want to get the first year and have people think, jings, that show, I didn't have the foggiest who it was.
- I mean, jings, if you're going to screw up, at least admit responsibility for it.
Late 18th century: alteration of jingo.
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