from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • interj. Used to express mild surprise, delight, dissatisfaction, or annoyance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • interj. An exclamation denoting surprise or frustration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The original native name for the ancient Ethiopic language or people. See Ethiopic.


Shortening and alteration of Jesus1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
A minced oath of the word Jesus. (Wiktionary)



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