Bejesus Definition

Used as an intensive.
The bear scared the bejesus out of us.
American Heritage
A term of indefinite meaning, often used to provide emphasis, esp. in such phrases as beat (or scare) the bejesus out ofbeat the bejesus out ofscare the bejesus out of.
Webster's New World

(euphemistic) Used for emphasis, similar to crap, shit or wits.

The bear scared the bejesus out of us.
He said you confused the bejesus out of him.
This old lady just completely slapped the bejesus out of him.
That screaming, flaming skull in the closet totally scared the bejesus out of me!
Used variously to express surprise, pleasure, anger, annoyance, etc.
Webster's New World
The definition of bejesus is a word to use instead of "Jesus" to express surprise, anger or other negative feelings.
An example of a time when someone might shout "Bejesus" is when she sees that her spouse made a mess of the kitchen.

Expressing surprise, annoyance, dismay, or anger.


Origin of Bejesus

  • From by Jesus, equivalent to be- +‎ Jesus.

    From Wiktionary

  • Alteration of by Jesus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • euphemism for by Jesus

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to bejesus using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With