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Bejeebers

noun; folk etymology
the senses, or wits Interpretation of intended meaning: wits. Presumed reason for coinage: to express surprise in funny, non-derogatory manner. Notes: the middle /jee/ syllable may be related to the expression, "geez".
 
At night when that cat would crawl upon me in bed - it used to scare the bejeebers out of me!
Etymology : be + jee + bers
Source : A friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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