crikey

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crikey

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

(ˈkraɪ ki)

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

crikey

[ˈkraɪkɪ] EXCL (Brit) → ¡caramba!
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

crikey

[ˈkraɪki] excl (= blimey) → mince alors, mince
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

crikey

interj (dated Brit, inf) → Mann (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

crikey

[ˈkraɪkɪ] excl (Brit) (fam) → cribbio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Bindi and Robert followed in their father's footsteps and are now wildlife enthusiasts with their own Animal Planet show, 'Crikey! It's the Irwins.'
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"Crikey!" gasps George when he first sees what's behind the 18th century brick frontage - or rather what isn't.
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2010, 'Crikey! Publisher Eric Beecher Lashes the ABC', The Australian, 11 October, www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/crikey-publisher-eric-beecher- lashes-the-abc/storye6frg996-1225936854078.
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Crikey! Up to now we had thought that Craig Revel Horwood was scary, but he is obviously a total pussycat next to his bosses on the show.
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