- (used as a mild oath or an exclamation of astonishment.)
Origin of cripes
Examples from the Web for cripes
Historical Examples of cripes
By cripes, if she isn't dead herself by morning she'll wish she was!
By cripes, but I'll make her wish she was as dead as her friend here.
But what's gittin' to worry me, by cripes, is all this here war-talk about Injuns.The Heritage of the Sioux
That's more reasonable than the sheepherder story, by cripes!
You apologize fer that, by cripes, er I'll kill yuh the longest way I know.
- old-fashioned, slang an expression of surprise