One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express surprise or disbelief.‘criminy, what is this world coming to?’
- ‘I hate to sound like Mitch Robbins on the edge of a midlife crisis but criminy, what is this world coming to?’
- ‘I realize they need to pick up on every point they can, but criminy.’
Late 17th century (as crimine): origin uncertain; perhaps an alteration of Christ, perhaps from Italian crimine ‘crime’.
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