(used as a mild expression of surprise, disappointment, astonishment, etc.)
also jeeze, 1922, American English, euphemistic corruption Jesus.
(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+; fr Jesus]
[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 […]
noun, Southern Cookery. 1. a custard pie baked in a pastry shell and containing spices, raisins, pecans, etc.
/ˈdʒɛfrɪz/ noun 1. Richard. 1848–87, British writer and naturalist, noted for his observation of English country life: his books include Bevis (1882) and collections of essays such as The Open Air (1885)