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crikey

(ˈkraɪkɪ)
interj
slang an expression of surprise
[C19: euphemistic for Christ!]

cri•key

(ˈkraɪ ki)

interj.
(used as an exclamation of amazement, dismay, etc.)
[1830–40; probably euphemistic alter. of Christ]
Translations

crikey

[ˈkraɪkɪ] EXCL (Brit) → ¡caramba!

crikey

[ˈkraɪki] excl (= blimey) → mince alors, mince

crikey

interj (dated Brit, inf) → Mann (inf)

crikey

[ˈkraɪkɪ] excl (Brit) (fam) → cribbio
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