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A mild exclamation of surprise, astonishment, fear, or delight. Jeepers, you scared me! I didn't think anyone was home. A: "I just found out that they want to promote me to General Manager!" B: "Well, jeepers, Tom—that's great news!"

jeepers creepers

A mild exclamation of surprise, astonishment, fear, or delight. A: "I just found out that they want to promote me to General Manager!" B: "Jeepers creeper, Tom—that's great news!" Jeepers creepers, don't sneak up on me like that! You nearly gave me a heart attack!
See also: creeper, jeepers
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exclam. Wow! Jeepers-creepers! I’m sorry!


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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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