Bejesus meaning

bĭ-jēzəs
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.
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Used as an intensive.

The bear scared the bejesus out of us.

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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.

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Used variously to express surprise, pleasure, anger, annoyance, etc.
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Expressing surprise, annoyance, dismay, or anger.
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(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!

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Origin of bejesus

  • euphemism for by Jesus

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

  • Alteration of by Jesus

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

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

    From Wiktionary