Definition of gorblimey in English:

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gorblimey

Pronunciation: /ɡɔːˈblʌɪmi/
British informal

exclamation

An expression of surprise or indignation.
Example sentences
  • And gorblimey: this new player has everything I wanted.
  • Gorblimey! A poster on the thread about modern hymns for drunks tells me Estelle White is rhyming slang.

adjective

[attributive]
Vulgarly lower-class: a gorblimey accent
More example sentences
  • That Danny Whitten song is actually rather lovely, whereas the Pistols, epochal as they were in cultural terms, were pretty much just hoary old barre-chords and some gorblimey vocals.
  • The self-styled ‘rockney’ duo use this Christmas knees-up to celebrate one of the more remarkable turnarounds in fortune in recent pop history: from reviled gorblimey joke to critically acclaimed, Libertines-endorsed, Glastonbury-slaying stars.

Origin

Late 19th century: alteration of God blind me; also in use as a noun in the early 20th century to denote various kinds of unusual clothing.

Words that rhyme with gorblimey

blimey, grimy, limey, slimy, stymie, thymy

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: gor|bli¦mey

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