gee whiz

(redirected from gee-whiz)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to gee-whiz: gee whizz

gee whiz

1. interjection An exclamation of any strong emotion, such as surprise, dismay, enthusiasm, exasperation, etc. Aw, gee whiz, Mom! Can't I stay out and play for one more hour? Gee whiz guys, wasn't that show great?
2. adjective Especially enthusiastic or impressed; youthfully or naïvely optimistic or exuberant. Often hyphenated. The film is sure to provoke some gee-whiz reactions from even the most cynical of spectators. A lot of people come into politics with some gee-whiz notions of changing the world.
3. adjective Showily or gaudily impressive; amazing or astounding. Often hyphenated. The film boasts a lot of gee-whiz effects but doesn't offer much else in the way of plot or character development.
See also: gee, whiz
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

gee whiz

An expression of surprise, dismay, or enthusiasm. For example, Gee whiz, Dad, I thought you'd let me borrow the car, or Gee whiz, they finally won the Series! This term is thought to be a euphemism for "Jesus Christ." [Slang; 1870s]
See also: gee, whiz
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
According to The Guardian, Rogers pointed that it wasn't a gee-whiz luck event that Snowden ended up in Moscow under the handling of the Russian intelligence service, referring to the whistleblower's weeks long stay at the Sheremetyevo airport.
"I don't think it was a gee-whiz luck event that he ended up in Moscow under the handling of the [Russian intelligence service] FSB." Rogers added: "Let me just say this.
GEE-WHIZ! IT'S BEEN SO LONG SINCE I TUNEP UP ONE OF THESE I DON'T FEEL LIRE I'M DOING IT RIGHT.
Often when I attend a conference and one of those gee-whiz presentations about the latest online advertising magic is made, people will later approach me at the bar and whisper: "What a bunch of bulls**t." (By the way, I'm at the bar because that's where they keep the pretzels.)
Though neither iOS nor Google-sanctioned Android devices use Skyhook intrinsically, the company's SDK allows third-party Android developers to plug in for additional location accuracy and speed beyond what's available from the operating system itself N and in-flight location might have enough of a "gee-whiz" factor to get a few more devs to sign up.
Focusing on a single gee-whiz idea may be entertaining, but to seriously advance the Great Energy Transition, we must look at all possibilities being considered in all countries, with periodic follow-ups as to their changing likelihood and impacts.
"I think the popularity of assisted-opening knives is due more to the 'gee-whiz factor' than anything else."
Then the Army decided it needed a gunship with more "gee-whiz" buttons and phased out Cobras for Apaches.
The programme, which first broadcast on July 7, 1965, began with a promise to present "gee-whiz technology".
He adopts an enthusiastic, gee-whiz style of writing that any young reader can appreciate.
The author, an informations systems consultant and Cold War scholar, is primarily concerned not with the "gee-whiz" gimmickry or extraordinary courage on display in many special ops, but with the ways in which these operations have proven decisive instruments of historical change.
It gives consumers a fun way to explore homes in a wide variety of price ranges and architectural styles, filled with the latest "gee-whiz" technologies and decorated to the nines by professional designers whose job it is to keep up with the latest trends.
Acrobat's market is still strong and diverse to the extent that creating new features that have everyone cheering "Gee-whiz!" is getting harder to do.
So this time look for autograph opportunities with the pilots of the show's signature hot-air balloon and a gee-whiz pneumatically operated billboard/art piece to catch your eye as you walk what otherwise would be a sterile hallway between buildings.
Although I promised you no gee-whiz technology, excuse me for one exception.