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cripes

[krahyps] /kraɪps/
interjection
1.
(used as a mild oath or an exclamation of astonishment.)
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; apparently euphemistic alteration of Christ
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British Dictionary definitions for cripes

cripes

/kraɪps/
interjection
1.
(old-fashioned, slang) an expression of surprise
Word Origin
C20: euphemistic for Christ!
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Cripes

n,interj

Christ •A euphemistic form: Cripes, what a rotten deal (1910+)


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