- (used as an exclamation of surprise, amazement, dismay, etc.)
Origin of crikey
Examples from the Web for crikey
Historical Examples of crikey
Both Krikey and crikey were used and retained as were handkie and hankie.New Treasure Seekers
E. (Edith) Nesbit
"By crikey, you're a bloomin' knock-out, and no kid," he added admiringly.Captain Calamity
Crikey, you should 'a seen 'im come a cropper on his nut down them new steps.
Nobody aint ever broke out of this jail yet, and by crikey, they wont, as long as Im the keeper!Baseball Joe on the Giants
Then suddenly the true truth of what he had forgotten to do came home to Robert, and he said "Oh, crikey!"
- slang an expression of surprise
Word Origin for crikey
exclamation, 1838, probably one of the many substitutions for Christ.