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sheesh

Class:

interjection | exclamation

Etymology:

probably an alteration of "jeez"
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

sheesh [informal]

an exclamation of surprise or annoyance (6 of 230 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sheesh

Oxford Dictionary:

sheesh

used to express disbelief or exasperation (6 of 30 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sheesh

Merriam-Webster:

sheesh

[used to express disappointment, annoyance, or surprise] (7 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sheesh

American Heritage Dictionary:

sheesh

Used to express mild annoyance, surprise, or disgust. (8 of 15 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sheesh

New World Dictionary:

sheesh

used variously to express disbelief, surprise, annoyance, etc. (8 of 15 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sheesh

Random House Dictionary:

sheesh

(used to express exasperation) . (5 of 9 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sheesh

Wiktionary:

sheesh [euphemism]

An expression of exasperation. (4 of 9 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sheesh

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

sheesh

First use: 1950s

Origin: probably an alteration of "jeez"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sheesh

American Heritage Dictionary:

sheesh

Origin: Alteration of "Jesus" [entry 1].

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sheesh

New World Dictionary:

sheesh

Origin: probably variant of "jeez"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sheesh

Wiktionary:

sheesh [euphemism]

Origin: A euphemism for Jesus.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sheesh

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

sheesh [informal]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sheesh"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sheesh

the Free Dictionary:

sheesh

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "sheesh"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "sheesh"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "sheesh" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/sheesh

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

sheesh

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sheesh"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=shees​01​v word=sheesh

YourDictionary Audio:

sheesh

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sheesh" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sheesh

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