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yissus, interjection

Forms:
jisses, jissusShow more Also jisses, jissus, jussis, jussus, jysis, yassas, yesis, yessis, yessus, yissis.
Origin:
Show more Representing the Afrikaans pronunciation of Jesus (normally pronounced /ˈjɪəsəs/) when used as an exclamation or oath.
slang
jislaaik.
1942 U. Krige Dream & Desert (1953) 121‘Jysis!’ Mostert whistled through his teeth. ‘I had no idea they’d collect such a packet.’
1993 Informant, GrahamstownJissus, Bonnie!...That’s lank rude, hey!
jislaaik.

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