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gee1 / / (also gee-whiz / ˈjē ˈ(h)wiz/ ) • interj. inf. a mild expression, typically of surprise, enthusiasm, or sympathy: Gee, Linda looks great at fifty! gee2 • interj. (gee up) a command to a horse to go faster. • v. (gees , geed , gee·ing ) [tr.] command (a horse) to go faster. ∎  encourage (someone) to work more quickly: I was running around geeing people up. gee3 • n. inf. a thousand dollars: we paid five gees.

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gee int. word of command to a horse. XVII.
Hence as sb. esp. redupl. gee-gee (XIX) child's name for a horse.

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