blimey

blimey
blimey EXCLAMATION Brit. informal expressing surprise, excitement, or alarm.
ORIGIN altered form of God blind (or blame) me!

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  • blimey — by 1889, probably a corruption of (God) blind me! First attested in a slang dictionary which defines it as an apparently meaningless, abusive term …   Etymology dictionary

  • blimey — [blī′mē] interj. [contr. < (God) blind me] Brit. used to express surprise, wonder, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Blimey — Another exclamation of surprise. My Dad used to say Gawd Blimey or Gor Blimey or even Cor Blimey . It is all a corruption of the oath God Blind Me …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • blimey — [[t]bla͟ɪmi[/t]] EXCLAM (feelings) You say blimey when you are surprised by something or feel strongly about it. [BRIT, INFORMAL] We walked all the way to Moseley. Blimey! …   English dictionary

  • blimey — interjection /ˈblaɪmi/ Expressing anger, surprise, excitement, etc. Blimey! I didnt see that! …   Wiktionary

  • blimey — bli|mey [ˈblaımi] interjection BrE spoken informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: blind me! or blame me!] used to express surprise ▪ Blimey, look at that! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blimey — BrE spoken used to express surprise: Blimey, look at that! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blimey! — Exclam. An exclamation of surprise. An abbreviated form of blind me. Cf. cor blimey …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • BLIMEY — int. (also cor blimey) Brit. coarse sl. an expression of surprise, contempt, etc. Etymology: corrupt. of (God) blind me! …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blimey! Games — is an entertainment software development company headquarted on the banks of the River Thames in central London, England. The CEO is Ian Bell, formerly Managing Director and founder of SimBin Development Team.Blimey! Games comprises a specialist… …   Wikipedia

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