criminy

Main Entry:  criminy
Part of Speech:  interj
Definition:  an exclamation of surprise, a mild oath; also written crimine, cf. crikey
Etymology:  Italian crimine 'crime'; euphemism for 'Christ'
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Main Entry:  criminy
Part of Speech:  interj
Definition:  See crikey
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criminy
also crimine, 1680s; it looks like It. crimine "crime" but likely is simply another euphemism for Christ as a swear-word.
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