crikey

interjection

cri·​key ˈkrī-kē How to pronounce crikey (audio)
variants or less commonly crickey
used as a mild oath

Word History

Etymology

euphemism for Christ

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crikey was in 1826

Dictionary Entries Near crikey

Cite this Entry

“Crikey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crikey. Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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