See also: Gee and gée

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

A shortening of Jesus, perhaps as in the oath by Jesus.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

gee

  1. (somewhat dated) A general exclamation of surprise or frustration.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:wow
    Gee, I didn't know that!
    Gee, this is swell fun!
    • 1935, Jane Murfin; Sam Mintz; Allan Scott (screenplay), Roberta, RKO Pictures:
      Stephanie (Irene Dunne): Oh, yes. I like the English. And the Americans, too! / John Kent (Randolph Scott): Gee, that's swell. I'm an American! / Stephanie: Gee, that's swe–, I mean, I thought so.
Usage notesEdit

Gee is generally considered somewhat dated or juvenile. It is often used for ironic effect, with the speaker putting on an air of youthful innocence.

Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Unknown.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

gee (third-person singular simple present gees, present participle geeing, simple past and past participle geed)

  1. (intransitive) Of a horse, pack animal, etc.: to move forward; go faster; or turn in a direction away from the driver, typically to the right.
    This horse won’t gee when I tell him to.
  2. (intransitive) To cause an animal to move in this way.
    You may need to walk up to the front of the pack and physically gee the lead dog.
  3. (Britain, dialect, obsolete) To agree; to harmonize.
    • 1968, Rex Stout, The Father Hunt:
      I did use a few of the items, in Elinor's handwriting, to check the writing on the letter that was in the box with the money. It geed.
Coordinate termsEdit
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

gee (plural gees)

  1. A gee-gee, a horse.

InterjectionEdit

gee

  1. A command to a horse, pack animal, etc., which may variously mean “move forward”, “go faster”, or “turn to the right”.
    Mush, huskies. Now, gee! Gee!

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English, from Old English ge, from Latin ge (the name of the letter G).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gee (plural gees)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter G.
    One branch of English society drops its initial aitches, and another branch ignores its terminal gees.
  2. (slang) Abbreviation of grand; a thousand dollars.
    ten gees
  3. (physics) Abbreviation of gravity; the unit of acceleration equal to that exerted by gravity at the earth's surface.
    • 1949 July, St. Clair, Margaret, “Sacred Martian Pig”, in Startling Stories, page 92:
      I've more muscle than you, and I'm used to greater gee, being from earth.
    • 1987, Clancy, Tom, Patriot Games, page 449:
      So if you fire the Phoenix inside that radius, he just can't evade it. The missile can pull more gees than any pilot can.
  4. (US, slang) A guy.
    • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Penguin 2011, p. 197:
      Just off the highway there's a small garage and paint-shop run by a gee named Art Huck.
Related termsEdit
  • gay (in shorthand)
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

Unknown. Possibly from gowl (vagina, vulva), a slang term in Ireland. Compare Irish gabhal (fork, crotch).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡiː/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iː

NounEdit

gee (plural gees)

  1. (Ireland, slang) Vagina, vulva.[1]

Etymology 5Edit

Unknown.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

gee (third-person singular simple present gees, present participle geeing, simple past and past participle geed)

  1. To suit or fit.
    • 1867, Smyth, W.H., The Sailor’s Word-Book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, including some more especially military and scientific, but useful to seamen; as well as archaisms of early voyagers, etc. by the late ADMIRAL W. H. SMYTH, K.S.F., D.C.L., &c.:
      That will just "gee".

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tom Dalzell and Terry Victor (2006) The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English[1], →ISBN, page 850

AnagramsEdit


AfarEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡeː/
  • Hyphenation: gee

VerbEdit

gée

  1. (transitive) find
  2. (transitive) recover
  3. (transitive) get, obtain

ConjugationEdit

Conjugation of gee (type II verb)
Indicative
Perfective Imperfective
Positive Negative Positive Negative
1st singular gée magenniyó geyá mageyá
2nd singular geyté magennitó geytá mageytá
3rd singular m gée magenná geyá mageyá
3rd singular f geyté magenná geytá mageytá
1st plural geyné magenninó geyná mageyná
2nd plural geyteení magennitonú geytaaná mageytaaná
3rd plural geení magennonú geyaaná mageyaaná
Imperative Optative
Positive Negative Positive Negative
singular gey magén geyáy gée way
plural geyá magená geyóonay gée wóonay
Obligative Conjunctive
Positive Negative Positive Negative
1st singular geyaamá gée waamá gée gée wáyu
2nd singular geytaamá gée waytaamá geytu gée wáytu
3rd singular m geyaamá gée waamá gée gée wáyu
3rd singular f geytaamá gée waytaamá geytu gée wáytu
1st plural geynaamá gée waynaamá geynu gée wáynu
2nd plural geytaanamá gée waytaanamá geytánu gée waytóonu
3rd plural geyaanamá gée waanaamá geyánu gée wóonu
Consultative Positive converb
Positive Negative -h geyah
singular geyóo mageyóo -k geyak
plural geynóo mageynóo -ín(n)uh génnuh
Future prospective -ínnuk génnuk
Positive Negative Negative converb
1st singular geeliyó gée waamá -h gée waah
2nd singular geelitó gée waytaamá -k gée waak
3rd singular m geelé gée waamá -ín(n)uh gée wánnuh
3rd singular f geelé gée waytaamá -ínnuk gée wánnuk
1st plural geelinó gée waynaamá
2nd plural geelitónu gée waytaanamá
3rd plural geelónu gée waanaamá
Compound tenses
Past perfect perfective + -h + imperfective of en
Present progressive imperfective + -h + imperfective of en
Past progressive -k converb + perfective of sugé
Future progressive -k converb + imperfective of sugé
Past anterior imperfective + -h + perfective of en
imperfective + -h + perfective of sugé
Future anterior perfective + -h + imperfective of sugé
imperfective + -h + future simple of sugé
Past habitual -k converb + imperfective of en
-k converb + imperfective of sugé
Defective gée + perfective of raaré
gée + perfective of xaaxé
Immediate future positive conjunctive + imperfective of wee

ReferencesEdit

  • E. M. Parker; R. J. Hayward (1985), “gee”, in An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN
  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[2], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis)

AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch geven.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

gee (present gee, present participle gewende, past participle gegee)

  1. to give
    Ek gee op!I give up!

EstonianEdit

NounEdit

gee (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter G.

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin .

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡeː/, [ˈɡe̞ː]
  • Rhymes: -eː
  • Syllabification: gee

NounEdit

gee

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter G.
  2. (physics) gee (unit of acceleration equal to that exerted by gravity)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of gee (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative gee geet
genitive geen geiden
geitten
partitive geetä geitä
illative geehen geihin
singular plural
nominative gee geet
accusative nom. gee geet
gen. geen
genitive geen geiden
geitten
partitive geetä geitä
inessive geessä geissä
elative geestä geistä
illative geehen geihin
adessive geellä geillä
ablative geeltä geiltä
allative geelle geille
essive geenä geinä
translative geeksi geiksi
instructive gein
abessive geettä geittä
comitative geineen
Possessive forms of gee (type maa)
possessor singular plural
1st person geeni geemme
2nd person geesi geenne
3rd person geensä

AnagramsEdit


ManxEdit

VerbEdit

gee

  1. present participle of ee

Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

ġee

  1. Alternative form of ġēa

TernateEdit

PronunciationEdit

DeterminerEdit

gee

  1. that
    namo geethat chicken

PronounEdit

gee

  1. (demonstrative) this
    ngori mau geeI want that
    gee fokethat is a cockroach

Alternative formsEdit

  • ge (orthographic)

ReferencesEdit

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

VõroEdit

NounEdit

gee (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter G.

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


YolaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English given.

VerbEdit

gee (simple past gae)

  1. give

ReferencesEdit

  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith