Definitions

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  • interj. Used as an exclamation of astonishment, or as an emphasis of fact at the conclusion of a statement.

Etymologies

Thought to be an alliterative substitute for Christ (contracted from Christ kill me) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And here is why that's relevant: Cameron almost certainly says "crikey" at the vital moment.

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  • Australia has made many unique contributions to the English language, from "crikey" to "fair dinkum."

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  • And if you substitute 'crikey' for blimey you'll be auditioning for neighbours in no time.

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  • VAUSE (voice-over): Those who know him best, the man who turned "crikey" into a catchphrase and spent a lifetime trying to make crocodiles, snakes and sharks loveable, died doing what he loved most of all.

    CNN Transcript Sep 4, 2006

  • VAUSE: Those who know him best, the man who turned "crikey" into a catch phrase and spent a lifetime trying to make crocodiles, snakes and sharks loveable, died doing what he loved most of all.

    CNN Transcript Sep 4, 2006

  • And those who know him best say the man who turned "crikey" into a catchphrase, who spent a lifetime trying to make crocodiles, snakes and sharks loveable, died doing what he loved most of all -- John.

    CNN Transcript Sep 4, 2006

  • Veteran peak oil analyst and taskforce member Jeremy Leggett explained: "Government has gone from the BP position - '40 years of supply left, the price mechanism works, no need to worry' - to 'crikey'."

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  • "Government has gone from the BP position - '40 years of supply left, the price mechanism works, no need to worry' - to 'crikey'," he said.

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  • Rick Monroe of the staff of, who participated in a closed-door UK government summit on oil supply March 22, summarized the recent awakening of official realization: "Government has gone from the BP position - '40 years of supply left, the price mechanism works, no need to worry' - to 'crikey'."

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  • If he's in a tough spot, for example if a nuclear bomb goes off in the distance, make sure he says something like "crikey" or "bugger me" to express his astonishment at such an unexpected event.

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  • See also www_crikey_com_au

    April 16, 2008

  • He was a mean one, all right. ;-)

    October 12, 2007

  • BLAHAHAHAHA!!!

    October 12, 2007

  • 'Cause, you know, that's totally something Christ went around doing. ;-)

    October 11, 2007

  • Came from "Christ kill me".

    October 11, 2007