variants or crimini or criminy
ˈkri-mə-nē How to pronounce crimine (audio)
used chiefly to express surprise

Word History


probably euphemism for Christ

First Known Use

1681, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crimine was in 1681

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“Crimine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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