- (used to express surprise or excitement.)
Origin of blimey
1885–90; orig. reduced form of blind me, as ellipsis from God blind me; cf. gorblimey
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Examples from the Web for blimey
"Blimey, I can't stick this," and perched himself on the parados.
Turning to his mates he exclaimed, "Blimey, me brother's been an' split on me."
Blimey, I feel as if I could push a leave train from 'ere to the base.
Blimey, if I wasnt beginnin to think we was the sole survivors.Grapes of wrath
Blimey, they'll shake the country to pieces—and scare the ducks.The Red Horizon
- British slang an exclamation of surprise or annoyance
C19: short for gorblimey God blind me
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Word Origin and History for blimey
by 1889, probably a corruption of (God) blind me! First attested in a slang dictionary which defines it as "an apparently meaningless, abusive term."
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