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limey

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

Definition of limey

plural

limeys

  1. 1 slang :  a British sailor

  2. 2 slang :  englishman

Origin and Etymology of limey

lime-juicer + 4-y


First Known Use: 1918


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limey

adjective lim·ey \ˈlī-mē\

variant of

  1. 1 :  smeared with or consisting of lime :  viscous

  2. 2 :  containing lime or limestone

  3. 3 :  resembling or having the qualities of lime


LIMEY Defined for English Language Learners

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limey

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

Definition of limey for English Language Learners

  • : a British person


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