cripes
interjection Etymology: euphemism for Christ Date: 1910 — used as a mild oath

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cripes — [kraıps] interjection old fashioned [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Christ] used to express surprise or anger …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cripes — [ kraıps ] interjection INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED used for expressing surprise or anger …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cripes — [krīps] interj. [euphemism for Christ] Slang used to express surprise, annoyance, disgust, etc.: also cripe …   English World dictionary

  • cripes — /kruyps/, interj. (used as a mild oath or an exclamation of astonishment.) [1905 10; appar. euphemistic alter. of CHRIST] * * * …   Universalium

  • cripes — interjection Used euphemistically for Christ as a mild expression of surprise. Syn: criminy, crikey …   Wiktionary

  • cripes — [krʌɪps] exclamation informal an expression of surprise. Origin early 20th cent.: euphemism for Christ …   English new terms dictionary

  • cripes — interjection old fashioned used to express surprise or annoyance …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cripes — UK [kraɪps] / US interjection informal old fashioned used for expressing surprise or anger …   English dictionary

  • cripes — [[t]kraɪps[/t]] interj. cvb (used as a mild oath or an exclamation of astonishment.) • Etymology: 1905–10; appar. euphemistic alter. of Christ …   From formal English to slang

  • cripes — /kraɪps/ (say kruyps) interjection (an expression of amazement, disgust, or the like.) {euphemistic variant of Christ} …   Australian English dictionary

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