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bejesus (bɪˈdʒeɪzəz (informal)

Definitions

exclamation

  1. an exclamation of surprise, emphasis, etc, regarded as a characteristic utterance of Irish people

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noun

  1. See the bejesus

Word Origin

C20: alteration of by Jesus!

Example Sentences Including 'bejesus'

If he'd been twenty years younger, I'd have beaten the bejesus out of him.
MacLeod, Charlotte Something in the Water
The cigarette smoke in the room was thick enough to blow the bejesus out of a smoke detector.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant
On top of that, it beats the bejesus out of singing in the police choir.
Cleary, Jon Murder Song

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