/bi jab"euhrz/, interj.
1. (used as a mild oath expressing astonishment, dismay, disbelief, or the like).
2. Informal. dickens; devil: The fighter's left uppercut knocked the bejabbers out of his opponent.
Also, bejabers /bi jay"beuhrz/.
[1815-25; alleged to be euphemistic alter. of by Jesus]

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