crikey

[ krahy-kee ]
/ ˈkraɪ ki /

interjection

(used as an exclamation of surprise, amazement, dismay, etc.)

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Origin of crikey

First recorded in 1830–40; probably euphemistic alteration of Christ
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British Dictionary definitions for crikey

crikey
/ (ˈkraɪkɪ) /

interjection

slang an expression of surprise

Word Origin for crikey

C19: euphemistic for Christ!
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