gee-whiz


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gee-whiz

(jē′wĭz′, -hwĭz′)
adj. Informal
Marked by or inducing a sense of wide-eyed wonder or excitement, as in response to an amazing achievement: "The book seems a little too gee-whiz even for describing what everyone does admit is a revolution" (Savvy).
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gee-whiz

adj
informal impressive or amazing: gee-whiz special effects.
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gee′ whiz′


interj.
[1880–85, Amer.; appar. euphemistic alter. of Jesus, with final syllable replaced by whiz]

gee′-whiz′



adj.
arousing or designed to arouse wonder, admiration, or enthusiasm: gee-whiz electronic gadgetry.
[1930–35]
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