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exclamationoften by jings
Used to express surprise.
- ‘I want to get the first year and have people think, jings, that show, I didn't have the foggiest who it was.’
- ‘I mean, jings, if you're going to screw up, at least admit responsibility for it.’
- ‘He has now produced another massive and lavishly illustrated volume of the minutiae of the club, called Everygame, and, by jings he means it.’
Late 18th century: alteration of jingo.
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