criminy

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

Definition of criminy

  1. —used as a mild oath or to express surprise

Origin and Etymology 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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a harsh rebuke

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