Definition of criminy in English:


Syllabification: crim·i·ny
Pronunciation: /ˈkrīmənē


US informal
  • Used to express surprise or disbelief: criminy, what is this world coming to?
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    • I realize they need to pick up on every point they can, but criminy.
    • I hate to sound like Mitch Robbins on the edge of a midlife crisis but criminy, what is this world coming to?


late 17th century (as crimine): origin uncertain; perhaps an alteration ofChrist, perhaps from Italiancrimine 'crime'.

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