limey

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Etymology[edit]

In adjectival senses, equivalent to lime +‎ -y.

In the sense of "Englishman", reduced from the 19th century term lime-juicer ("a British ship"), from the lime juice British ships carried 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. (dated, slang, derogatory) An English or British ship; an English or British sailor.
  2. (US, Australia, New Zealand, slang, derogatory) An Englishman or other Briton, or a person of British descent; an English or British immigrant.

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