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bejesus (bɪˈdʒeɪzəz Pronunciation for bejesus (informal)



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


  1. See the bejesus

Word Origin

C20: alteration of by Jesus!

Example Sentences Including 'bejesus'

Going out with him on patrol scared the bejesus out of me," he confessed.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
If he'd been twenty years younger, I'd have beaten the bejesus out of him.
MacLeod, Charlotte Something in the Water
It scared the bejesus out of her geting away, but doesn't seem to have stung her.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Of course, we think it would've been worth it if only for the sake of scaring the bejesus out of tourists at a Jersey beach.
Maxim (2004)
On top of that, it beats the bejesus out of singing in the police choir.
Cleary, Jon Murder Song
The cigarette smoke in the room was thick enough to blow the bejesus out of a smoke detector.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant
We saw it at the swimming when Thorpie embraced Hoogie and Larsen Jensen scared the bejesus out of an admiring Grant Hackett.
Australian News Misc (2004)


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