limey


1lim·ey

noun, often capitalized \ˈlī-mē\

: a British person

plural limeys

Full Definition of LIMEY

1
slang :  a British sailor
2
slang :  englishman

Origin of LIMEY

lime-juicer + 4-y
First Known Use: 1918

Rhymes with LIMEY

2limey

Definition of LIMEY

variant of limy

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