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- From [God] blind me!, corrupted to disguise the blasphemous nature of the oath. Compare 'sblood, strewth, zounds, etc. (Wiktionary)
“I've just been laughing out loud at Uber's and Dearieme's and love Welhcakes' 'blimey'.”
“Mr. Mitchell is from Essex, England, and I actually wrote the words "blimey" and "mate" in a text the other day and had to punch myself in the chest.”
“For example: Londoners under the age of 50 do not as a rule us the word "blimey"...”
“It's the sort of fixture for which the word 'crikey o'blimey' was invented.”
“Even though we've explained how bad things are people will still think 'blimey'," one ministerial aide told me yesterday.”
“We know Britian appreciates the old classics, but blimey, what's the deal?”
“And blimey Berbatov has just curled a powerful shot just past the post when he really should have scored.”
“There is another word which follows the pattern which is the cockney blimey, a corruption of (God) blind me, usually followed by, 'if I'm not telling the truth', or something similar.”
“Gorblimey -- a variant on blimey, which Mike Hardcastle above notes means "God blind me”
“I love the show and in particular I like that fellow from London – cor blimey mate!”
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