An Australian exclamation of surprise or bewilderment. Interchangeable with words such as "Blimey" or "Struth". Made famous by our champion crocodile hugger, Steve Erwin.
"Crikey! What was that!"
Australian exclamation equivalent to "WOW!"
Oh, crikey! Look at that king Croc!
similar to blimey. shortened corruption of "christ the king" to express displeasure at a happening or event.
oh, crikey! The telly is on the fritz again.
Main Entry: cri·key
Variant(s): or crick·ey /'kri-kE/
Etymology: euphemism for Christ
Date: 1838, England
-- used as a mild oath
Crikey! What do you think you're doing!
An old English public school exclamation of surprise as exemplified by Frank Richards' Billy Bunter stories. More recently strangely adopted by Australians.
"Oh, crikey!" - Bunter
Polite Australian abbreviation for "jesus, seriously, you gotta be fucking SHITTING me."
Crikey, look at the size of her tits!
An expression of surprise, current amongst English schoolboys at least as early as the 1930s.
Crikey, I nearly hit him!