crikey

crikey

[krahy-kee]
interjection
(used as an exclamation of surprise, amazement, dismay, etc.)

Origin:
1830–40; probably euphemistic alteration of Christ

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

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Main Entry:  crikey
Part of Speech:  interj
Definition:  an exclamation of surprise, a mild oath; cf. criminy, crimine
Etymology:  euphemism for 'Christ'
Main Entry:  crikey
Part of Speech:  interj
Definition:  See criminy
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crikey
euphemism for Christ, first recorded 1838.

crikey
1838, probably one of the many substitutions for Christ.
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