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Origin and Meaning of Gee

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Gee
  1. To agree; to harmonize.(Colloq. or Prov. Eng)
  2. Etymology: Cf. G. , interj., used in calling to a horse, It. giò, F. dia, used to turn a horse to the left

    To turn to the off side, or from the driver (i.e., in the United States, to the right side); -- said of cattle, or a team; used most frequently in the imperative, often with off, by drivers of oxen, in directing their teams, and opposed to haw, or hoi. Alt. spell.: jee

Note: ☞ In England, the teamster walks on the right-hand side of the cattle; in the United States, on the left-hand side. In all cases, however, gee means to turn from the driver, and haw to turn toward him.

verb Gee
To cause (a team) to turn to the off side, or from the driver.

Etymology: See Gee to turn

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated
  2. Give a command to a horse to turn to the right side
  3. Turn to the right side ("the horse geed")

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


  1. A gee-gee, a horse.

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

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter G/g.
    One branch of English society drops its initial aitches, and another branch ignores its terminal .
  2. (slang) Abbreviation of grand; a thousand dollars.
  3. (physics) Abbreviation of gravity; the unit of acceleration equal to that exerted by gravity at the earth's surface.
  4. (US, slang) A guy.

    gee was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Estonian, Finnish, and Võro

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    Gee Jon is a criminal.


    Gee was born on February 26th, 1985 in Salisbury.


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    Gee was born on June 22nd, 1844. He died in 1929.


    Gee Abanilla is an athlete for the San Miguel Beermen. Gee was born in 1966.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Gee

    Master Gee is a hip hop music rapping. Master was given the name Guy O'Brien . Master is also known as O'Brien and Guy (real name).


    Cara Gee is a film, television, and stage actress. Cara was born on September 2nd, 1983 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


    Michael Stanley is a rock, folk rock, and heartland rock musician. Michael was given the name Michael Stanley Gee on March 25th, 1948.


    James Paul Gee is a professor and university professor. He holds the title Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies. James was born on April 15th, 1948 in San Jose, California.


    Robbie Gee is an actor and comedian. He has been prominent since 1988. Robbie was born on March 24th, 1970.


    Alonzo Gee is a basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans, Austin Toros, Washington Wizards, Asseco Prokom Gdynia, San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, and Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association. He has been prominent since 2009. Alonzo was born on May 29th, 1987 in Riviera Beach, Florida.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Gee U.S.
      White 54.31% 64.26%
      African American 19.60% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 20.20% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 3.01% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Gee

    People with the last name Gee are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Gee

    • How Popular is the name Gee? Gee is the 39,738th most popular name of all time. As a last name Gee was the 1,547th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Gee have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 81 babies born with the first name Gee in the United States. That's more than enough people named Gee to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Gee? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Gee first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Gee is Monday, February 1st, 1869.
    • What year had the most people named Gee born? The highest recorded use of the first name Gee was in 1992 with a total of 8 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Gee: Your name in reverse order is Eeg. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eeg. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Gee? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 23,241 people with the last name Gee.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Gee? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Gee as their last name.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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