Criminy



interjection

an exclamation of surprise, a mild oath; also written crimine , cf. crikey

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Word Origin

Italian crimine ‘crime’; euphemism for ‘Christ’
interj.

also crimine, 1680s; it looks like Italian crimine “crime” but likely is simply another euphemism for Christ as a swear-word.

noun

Outhouse; privy

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