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An exclamation of surprise and/or fright. Jeepers, you scared me! I didn't think anyone was home.

jeepers creepers

An exclamation of surprise and, often, happiness. Jeepers creepers, what great news!
See also: creeper, jeepers


exclam. Wow! Jeepers-creepers! I’m sorry!



jeepers creepers!

An interjection of surprise or delight. The equivalent of “no kidding!” or “wow!” depending on the context, the phrase came from a 1938 popular song first sung by Louis “Sachmo” Armstrong in the movie Going Places. The chorus began, “Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those peepers? / Jeepers Creepers, where'd ya get those eyes?”
See also: jeepers
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They stayed at Jeepers for four hours until closing time when they left, but Nicole didn't arrive home.
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Before coming home to Jeepers waiting for me in the window.
JEEPERS, the council boss's wage rise I have just read about seems extremely generous.
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JEEPERS KEEPERS: Scotland goalkeeper, Frank Haffey, and the great English tormentor, Jim Baxter (inset)
Jeepers keepers: Mart Poom (above) scores and Paul Robinson (left) celebrates his strike