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criminy

criminy

interjection crim·i·ny \ˈkri-mə-nē, ˈkrī-\

Definition of CRIMINY

—used as a mild oath or to express surprise

Origin of CRIMINY

perhaps alteration of jiminy, gemini, mild oath, probably euphemism for Late Latin Jesu domine Jesus Lord!
First Known Use: 1681

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