Definition of blimey in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈblīmē/


British informal
Used to express one’s surprise, excitement, or alarm.
Example sentences
  • Already on the bill were The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Buzzcocks and The Vibrators… blimey!
  • At one point, he actually says, ‘I'd love a cuppa tea’ - cor blimey!
  • Babel earns Holland a corner to force the entire stadium onto the edge of their seats, but Cocu's header is completely aimless… cor blimey!


Late 19th century: altered form of (God) blind (or blame) me!.

  • This is a mild expletive but its original unaltered form was blind me! or blame me! Gorblimey is an altered form of God blind me!

Words that rhyme with blimey

gorblimey, grimy, limey, slimy, stymie, thymy

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Syllabification: bli·mey

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