crikey


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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Crikey, it's the last Bank Holiday before Christmas this weekend, so enjoy it whatever you decide to do, be it work in the garden, relax in the garden or get the hell away from the garden
Yeah, I'm a thrill seeker, but crikey, education's the most important thing"
Broadly speaking, most would identify News Corp Australia's papers as leaning to the right, just as competitors Fairfax, along with publications such as Crikey, The Guardian Australia and New Matilda, tend, to varying degrees, towards the left.
It wasn't so much unbridled joy as "Oh crikey, not you again".
Crikey says investors are attracted to aged care companies by the profitability of accommodation bonds.
Power is a loaded word, says author Rose Herceg, who writes for Crikey.
Examination of the blog posts and of readers' published comments on them indicates that Pineapple Party Time did act as a deliberative public sphere, and did provide for deliberative democratic discussion, but that discussion was restricted to the online news site, Crikey, on which the blog was published.
Crikey, the BBC is acknowledging the existence of a Christian festival.
He was playing in a tournament in Tampa and I thought crikey he''s a great little player -and it was TimHoward.
But crikey, guys, it's an insect: It will always win.
Crikey, even the cricket has got interesting again after the IPL overkill.