Definition of crime in English:


Line breaks: crime
Pronunciation: /krʌɪm



[with object] British informal Back to top  
  • (Especially in the army) charge with or find guilty of an offence: they found the note and I got crimed for it
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    • ‘Once, when a rookie, I was crimed at the Tower for paradin’ with a button missin ’.


Middle English (in the sense 'wickedness, sin'): via Old French from Latin crimen 'judgement, offence', based on cernere 'to judge'.

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