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An exclamation of surprise and, often, happiness. Jeepers creepers, what great news!
exclam. Wow! Jeepers-creepers! I’m sorry!
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?”
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