limey

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From 18th and 19th century British sailors drinking lime juice to ward off scurvy

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Adjective[edit]

limey (comparative limier, superlative limiest)

  1. Resembling limes (the fruit), lime-like.
  2. Of, or pertaining to, limes (the fruit).
    Full of limey goodness.

Noun[edit]

limey (plural limeys)

  1. (US, slang) An Englishman or other Briton, or a person of British descent.

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