Origin of cripes
Examples from the Web for cripes
"By cripes, we'll tote him out," declared Big Medicine, pushing ahead of Chip in his enthusiasm.
I'm willin' to throw in the other three—and the dawgs, too, by cripes!
That's more reasonable than the sheepherder story, by cripes!
Night air's bad fer 'im, and the trail ain't goin' to be smooth goin',—not if we gotta ride our hawses straight up, by cripes!The Heritage of the Sioux|B.M. Bower
By cripes, yuh just give me a sight uh that Irish once, and he'll come, if I have to rope and drag 'im!