An Australian exclamation of surprise or bewilderment. Interchangeable with words such as "Blimey" or "Struth". Made famous by our champion crocodile hugger, Steve Erwin.
"Crikey! What was that!"
מאת Aussie Downunder 2 במאי, 2003
Australian exclamation equivalent to "WOW!"
Oh, crikey! Look at that king Croc!
מאת Albert 14 בפברואר, 2004
similar to blimey. shortened corruption of "christ the king" to express displeasure at a happening or event.
oh, crikey! The telly is on the fritz again.
מאת G. Sebasitan 5 במאי, 2006
EX Webster:

Main Entry: cri·key
Pronunciation: 'krI-kE
Variant(s): or crick·ey /'kri-kE/
Function: interjection
Etymology: euphemism for Christ
Date: 1838, England
-- used as a mild oath
Crikey! What do you think you're doing!
מאת bojanical 10 באוגוסט, 2006
An old English public school exclamation of surprise as exemplified by Frank Richards' Billy Bunter stories. More recently strangely adopted by Australians.
"Oh, crikey!" - Bunter
מאת Reeshar 6 ביוני, 2003
Polite Australian abbreviation for "jesus, seriously, you gotta be fucking SHITTING me."
Crikey, look at the size of her tits!
מאת Nerje 5 ביוני, 2003
An expression of surprise, current amongst English schoolboys at least as early as the 1930s.
Crikey, I nearly hit him!
מאת Keith Gore 7 ביוני, 2003

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