cripes

[ krahyps ]
/ kraɪps /

interjection

(used as a mild oath or an exclamation of astonishment.)

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. criolla,
  2. criollo,
  3. crios,
  4. criosphinx,
  5. crip,
  6. crippen,
  7. cripple,
  8. cripple creek,
  9. crippling,
  10. cripps

Origin of cripes

First recorded in 1905–10; apparently euphemistic alteration of Christ

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British Dictionary definitions for cripes

cripes

/ (kraɪps) /

interjection

old-fashioned, slang an expression of surprise

Word Origin for cripes

C20: euphemistic for Christ!

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