Definition of crikey in English:


Syllabification: cri·key
Pronunciation: /ˈkrīkē


British informal
An expression of surprise: Crikey! I never thought I’d see you again
More example sentences
  • If David Weinberger (to pick an example) wants to shill for Dean, more power to him, by crikey!
  • Even the band went ocker as the crowd screamed for more, the singer drawling, Jeez youse are loud, crikey!
  • It might not be clever but, crikey, it sounds like fun.


mid 19th century: euphemism for Christ.

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