jeepers


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jee·pers

 (jē′pərz)
interj.
Used to express surprise or annoyance.

[Alteration of Jesus.]

jeepers

(ˈdʒiːpəz ˈkriːpəz) or

jeepers creepers

interj
slang US and Canadian a mild exclamation of surprise
[C20: euphemism for Jesus]

jee•pers

(ˈdʒi pərz)

interj.
(used as a mild exclamation of surprise or emotion.)
[1925–30, Amer.; euphemistic alter. of Jesus]
Translations

jeepers (creepers)

interj (US inf) → Mensch (inf)
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There's a double bill of horror films this weekend with Saturday's screening of Jeepers Creepers (Channel 4, 9pm) being quickly followed by the premiere of Jeepers Creepers 2 (Sunday, Channel 4, 9pm).
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