personification of the perfect valet, 1930, from character in P.G. Wodehouse’s novels.
A servant who appears in comic novels and short stories about the English upper classes by P. G. Wodehouse, a twentieth-century British author who spent most of his life in the United States.
/ˈdʒiːvzɪən/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or like the butler Jeeves, who was, in the fiction of P. G. Wodehouse, a master of tact, euphemism, and ingenuity
[jeez] /dʒiz/ interjection 1. (used as a mild expression of surprise, disappointment, astonishment, etc.) also jeeze, 1922, American English, euphemistic corruption Jesus. interjection (also jeez or Jeeze or jeeze or Jees or jees or jeezy-peezy or Jeezy-peezy) An exclamation of surprise, dismay, emphasis, etc; jeepers creepers [entry form 1923+, jeeze 1920+, jees 1931+, jeezy-peezy 1942+; […]
[he-fe; English hey-fey] /ˈhɛ fɛ; English ˈheɪ feɪ/ noun, plural jefes [he-fes; English hey-feyz] /ˈhɛ fɛs; English ˈheɪ feɪz/ (Show IPA). Spanish. 1. leader; chief; boss. /Spanish ˈxefe/ noun 1. (in Spanish-speaking countries) a military or political leader
[jef] /dʒɛf/ noun 1. a male given name, form of . /dʒɛf/ verb (transitive) (Austral, slang) 1. to downsize or close down (an organization) 2. to reduce (staff numbers) or dismiss (an employee) 3. to spoil or destroy ruthlessly shortened or familiar form of masc. proper name Jeffrey; in early to mid-20c., sometimes used by […]