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
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Joyce Johnson | Crikey. Lots of hate at protesters.
'Oh crikey' appeared to be his response muttered to Downing Street chief of staff as his wife became tearful while delivering her parting message.
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.'
One of his famous catchphrases, 'Crikey!' is also depicted.
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Continuing the legacy of "The Crocodile Hunter", who was killed by a stingray in 2006, his family will star in Crikey It's The Irwins, due to air on Animal Planet.
"Crikey! It's the Irwins" will follow Irwin's wife Terri and their two children, Bindi and Robert, looking after animals at their Australia Zoo in Queensland as well as heading out on various expeditions.
CRIKEY, I am sick of people notifying me that their privacy policies have been renewed.
Irwin starred in more than 200 documentaries and was famous for crying "Crikey!" while confronting some of the world's most dangerous animals.
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!