Crikey



[krahy-kee] /ˈkraɪ ki/

interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation of surprise, amazement, dismay, etc.)
/ˈkraɪkɪ/
interjection
1.
(slang) an expression of surprise
interjection

an exclamation of surprise, a mild oath; cf. criminy , crimine

See criminy
Word Origin

euphemism for ‘Christ’

exclamation, 1838, probably one of the many substitutions for Christ.

n,interj

Christ: Crikey but it was a rum go (1838+ British)

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