American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- interj. Used to express mild surprise, delight, dissatisfaction, or annoyance.
- interj. euphemistic An exclamation denoting surprise or frustration.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The original native name for the ancient Ethiopic language or people. See Ethiopic.
- A minced oath of the word Jesus. (Wiktionary)
- Shortening and alteration of Jesus1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Speaking of that, though, gonna be great to see him, we haven't hung out in ... geez, eight years, I think it is.”
“But, geez, is literature really doomed if we continue book-length stories?”
“August 26, 2009 at 11: 46 PM geez, that is hugely funny”
“In the process, I would hope that prospective students considering GMU for graduate school would look at JC's work and say to themselves --- "geez, that is really great stuff, I'd like to learn how to do that too.”
“I said well geez which is worse, being a Yankee fan in Queens or being a Republican in NYC.”
“They laughed at the funny parts and I heard "geez" at some parts.”
“She says "geez" and "heck" (twice) ( "I believe that I'm a heck of a lot better off putting my life in God's hands, and saying hey, you know, guide me") and invokes God, as in "thank God I don't have time to follow [blogs].”
“And geez, both the US and Israel have Lieberman problems!!”
“There were several interventions into Latin America – and geez we even sent troops into Russia.”
“November 26th, 2009 12: 20 pm ET geez can they just stop slamming for a day?”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘geez’.
expostulations which originated as euphemisms for a stronger, socially unsanctioned, word or expression
Ahh, euphemisms. Every schoolkid's favorite pastime. They sound so naughty, but you can't really get in trouble for using them, can you?
Looking for tweets for geez.