cripes

cripes

[krahyps]
interjection
(used as a mild oath or an exclamation of astonishment.)

Origin:
1905–10; apparently euphemistic alteration of Christ

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cripes (kraɪps)
 
interj
old-fashioned, slang an expression of surprise
 
[C20: euphemistic for Christ!]

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