limey

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Etymology[edit]

lime +‎ -y. In the sense of "Englishman", from 18th- and 19th-century British sailors drinking lime juice to ward off scurvy.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaɪmi/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪmi

Adjective[edit]

limey (comparative limier, superlative limiest)

  1. Resembling limes (the fruit); lime-like.
  2. Of, or pertaining to, limes (the fruit).
    This drink is full of limey goodness.

Noun[edit]

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limey (plural limeys)

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

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