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blimey

[blahy-mee] /ˈblaɪ mi/
interjection, British Informal.
1.
(used to express surprise or excitement.)
Also, blimy.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; orig. reduced form of blind me, as ellipsis from God blind me; cf. gorblimey
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British Dictionary definitions for blimy

blimey

/ˈblaɪmɪ/
interjection
1.
(Brit, slang) an exclamation of surprise or annoyance
Word Origin
C19: short for gorblimey God blind me
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Contemporary definitions for blimy
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Word Origin and History for blimy

blimey

by 1889, probably a corruption of (God) blind me! First attested in a slang dictionary which defines it as "an apparently meaningless, abusive term."

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Slang definitions & phrases for blimy

blimey

interjection

An expression of surprise or excitement: Blimey! What a ride!

[1889; contraction of (God) blind me]


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