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Used to express surprise or annoyance.

[Alteration of Jesus.]
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(ˈdʒiːpəz ˈkriːpəz) or

jeepers creepers

slang US and Canadian a mild exclamation of surprise
[C20: euphemism for Jesus]
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(ˈdʒi pərz)

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

interj (US inf) → Mensch (inf)
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The programme will include Midnight In Moscow, Stan's Dance, Jive At Five, Market Street Stomp, Jeepers Creepers, The Green Leaves of Summer and many more, too numerous to list.
There will be four sessions, with a different film being shown at each - choose from I Know What You Did Last Summer, Jeepers Creepers, Halloween and Nightmare On Elm Street.
Her home in Castledale Avenue, Blyth , Northumberland, also has a coffin with a 5ft witch inside, a Jeepers Creepers mannequin, a Michael Myers mask, Pirates of the Caribbean-themed objects, ripped nets and a special witches corner with a smoking cauldron.
( Jeepers Creepers 3 (2017)
JEEPERS CREEPERS 5* 9pM Justin Long (above) and Gina Philips see a hooded figure dump a body down a sewer pipe beside an old house...
JEEPERS CREEPERS JEEPERS CREEPERS JEEPERS CREEPERS 5* 9pM Justin Long (above) and Gina Philips see a hooded figure dump a body down a sewer pipe beside an old house...
Jeepers creepers, this is a red-hot race but I'm sure he'll win a big one at some point and he's going there high in confidence after a brilliant preparation.
The company's line of "Jeepers Creepers'' includes around 100 varieties of low-to-the-ground herbs, mints, evergreens, ivy, moss and more.
Plus there's reference to the songbooks of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald The orchestra's albums include Jeepers Creepers and My Favourite Things, with tracks A String Of Pearls and The Story of A Starry Night.
The David Berger Jazz Orchestra presents Sing Me A Love Song: Harry Warren's Undiscovered Standards, a music CD featuring vocal performances by Freda Payne and Denzal Sinclaire bringing to life previously unrecorded and unpublished melodies by three-time Academy Award-winning composer Harry Warren (1893-1981)--the creator of such timeless hits as "Lullaby of Broadway", "At Last", and "Jeepers Creepers".
JEEPERS CREEPERS: Mike Storey meets a stick insect and, left, he meets World Experience General Manager Jenny Dobson, new Young Lord Mayor of Liverpool Emily Heeney and her sister Eleanor
And, with Sophia Bush (Grace) and Zachary Knighton (Jim) playing as good a couple in peril since the brother and sister who opened Jeepers Creepers, more's the pity that this turn out to be as equally silly.