blimey


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blimey

(ˈblaɪmɪ)
interj
slang Brit an exclamation of surprise or annoyance
[C19: short for gorblimey God blind me]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

bli•mey

or bli•my

(ˈblaɪ mi)

interj. Brit. Informal.
(used to express surprise or excitement.)
[1885–90; orig. reduced form of blind me, as ellipsis from God blind me]
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Translations

blimey

[ˈblaɪmɪ] EXCL (Brit) → ¡caray!
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

blimey

[ˈblaɪmi] excl (British)mince alors!
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

blimey

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

blimey

[ˈblaɪmɪ] excl (Brit) (fam) → accidenti!
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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When I voiced this to a long table of Tommies at mess, I got a rousing chorus of Oy's, Arr's, Aye's, a lone "roight-o!" and a thundering Cor blimey!
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