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limey

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noun, often capitalized lim·ey \ ˈlī-mē \

Definition of limey

plural limeys
1 slang :a British sailor
2 slang :englishman

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Origin and Etymology of limey

lime-juicer + 4-y


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limey

adjective lim·ey

Variant spelling of

1 :smeared with or consisting of lime :viscous
2 :containing lime or limestone
3 :resembling or having the qualities of lime

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limey

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Definition of limey for English Language Learners

  • : a British person


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