crikey

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interjection cri·key \ˈkrī-kē\

Definition of crikey

  1. —used as a mild oath

Variants of crikey

less commonly

crickey

play \ˈkri-kē\

Origin and Etymology of crikey

euphemism for Christ


First Known Use: 1838


CRIKEY Defined for English Language Learners

crikey

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interjection cri·key \ˈkrī-kē\

Definition of crikey for English Language Learners

  • —used to express mild surprise


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