Meaning of “Jesus Christ” in the English Dictionary

"Jesus Christ" in British English

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Jesus Christnoun

uk /ˌdʒiː.zəs ˈkraɪst/ us /ˌdʒiː.zəs ˈkraɪst/ also Christ, also Jesus

the man believed by his religious followers to be the son of God. Christianity is based on his life and teachings.

Examples

  • We try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.
  • They believe that Jesus has risen from the dead.

Jesus Christexclamation

uk /ˌdʒiː.zəs ˈkraɪst/ us /ˌdʒiː.zəs ˈkraɪst/ also Christ, also Jesus informal

an expression of surprise, shock, or anger. Some people might consider this use offensive:

Jesus, just look what a mess they've made!

(Definition of “Jesus Christ” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Jesus (Christ)" in American English

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Jesus (Christ)noun [ U ]

us /ˈdʒi·zəs (ˈkrɑɪst)/ also Christ

the Jewish religious teacher believed by those who follow him to be the son of God, whose teachings and life Christianity developed from

(Definition of “Jesus (Christ)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)