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British Dictionary definitions for lumme

lumme

lummy

interjection
  1. British an exclamation of surprise or dismay

Word Origin

C19: alteration of Lord love me
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Examples from the Web for lumme

Historical Examples

  • Lumme, that do bring the war 'ome to a bloke, don't it, miss?

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  • "Lumme, if it ain't our sub-lootenant," exclaimed his benefactor.

  • "Lumme," he said aloud to himself, "there's anuvver of 'em wiv knock-knees," and disillusionment cannot have been long delayed.

  • Seeing Coo bending over him, he said: "Lumme, I thought peace 'ad come at last, but it ain't—not wiv you 'ere."

  • When things calmed down another Cockney bawled out, "Lumme, that was a near one, Bill."