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Word Of The Day! 'whillikers' And Origin by Researchclue: 10:05am On Sep 25, 2020
Word Of The Day!

Whillikers
[ hwil-i-kerz, wil- ]
:-(used as an intensive after gee or golly gee to express astonishment, delight, etc.)
E.g:
1. “Why,” she gasped, “It’s money!” “Gee whillikers—ten bucks!” Jason echoed.
WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF WHILLIKERS?
Whillikers and its variant whillikens are used only in the exclamatory phrase (golly) gee whillikers (whillikens). There is no satisfactory etymology for whillikers or whillikens. Gee whillikens first appeared in print in 1851.

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