crimony

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A minced oath ("Christ's money", in reference to the payment of silver that Judas got for betraying Jesus).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

crimony

  1. Alternative form of criminy
    • 2004, Tim Nyberg, The Practical Joker's Handbook, ISBN 0740741985, page 71:
      "Crimony, honey, would you get the dog outta here?
    • 2008, Carol Huff, Groffrey Soil and Finley Petticoats, ISBN 1440105405, page 169:
      "Jake, do you realize this is Sunday?" Mitch asked.
      "Holy crimony, you're right. And, we left this morning without as much as a prayer of thanks for the shelter from the rain."
    • 2008, Carolyn Hart Bennett, Seven Sisters: The Voyage, ISBN 0595522424, page 169:
      "Crimony!" Matthew griped as he bent over and tried to breath.
    • 2009, Eric Ellis Brown, Best Laid Plans
      For crimony sakes (again..?...look it up) grown men let punks rule their streets.
    • 2009, Harvey Kubernik, Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon, ISBN 1402765894, page 67:
      Holy crimony, these guys are the next wave.
    • 2010, *Michelle Smith, Taboo Secrets of Pregnancy: A Guide to Life With a Belly, ISBN 1453667164, page 2:
      HOW does that much air get in my body?! Crimony!