\ ˈkrīps How to pronounce cripes (audio) \

Definition of cripes

used as a mild oath

First Known Use of cripes

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cripes

euphemism for Christ

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“Cripes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cripes. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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