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Yeah, I'm a thrill seeker, but crikey, education's the most important thing.
Steve Irwin

Meaning of "crikey" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CRIKEY

Euphemistic for Christ!.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CRIKEY

crikey  [ˈkraɪkɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRIKEY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Crikey is an exclamation.
Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES CRIKEY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Crikey

Crikey is an Australian electronic magazine comprising a website and email newsletter available to subscribers. Crikey was described by former Federal Opposition Leader Mark Latham as the "most popular website in Parliament House" in The Latham Diaries. Its current editor is Jason Whittaker, who succeeded Sophie Black.

Definition of crikey in the English dictionary

The definition of crikey in the dictionary is an expression of surprise.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRIKEY


bikie
ˈbaɪkɪ
dickey
ˈdɪkɪ
dikey
ˈdaɪkɪ
fiky
ˈfaɪkɪ
hickey
ˈhɪkɪ
Ikey
ˈaɪkɪ
mickey
ˈmɪkɪ
micky
ˈmɪkɪ
picky
ˈpɪkɪ
pikey
ˈpaɪkɪ
psyche
ˈsaɪkɪ
quickie
ˈkwɪkɪ
reiki
ˈreɪkɪ
shaky
ˈʃeɪkɪ
spiky
ˈspaɪkɪ
sticky
ˈstɪkɪ
tricky
ˈtrɪkɪ
Tyche
ˈtaɪkɪ
Vicky
ˈvɪkɪ
wiki
ˈwɪkɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRIKEY

crick
cricket
cricket ball
cricket bat
cricketer
cricketing
cricoid
cried
crier
cries
crim
crim.
Crimbo
crime
crime against humanity
crime fighting
crime of passion
crime passionnel
crime prevention
crime prevention officer

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRIKEY

donkey
escape key
field hockey
hockey
hokey
hot key
ice hockey
jockey
key
lackey
low-key
major key
monkey
on key
rickey
smokey
Starkey
turkey
turnkey
whiskey

Synonyms and antonyms of crikey in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «crikey» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRIKEY

Find out the translation of crikey to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of crikey from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «crikey» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

crikey
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

crikey
570 millions of speakers

English

crikey
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बाप रे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

crikey
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

боже мой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Caramba
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

crikey
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

crikey
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Crikey
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

crikey
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

crikey
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

이것 참
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Crikey
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

crikey
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Crikey
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कुत्री
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

crikey
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Crikey
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

crikey
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

боже мій
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aoleu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

crikey
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Crikey
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

crikey
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

crikey
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of crikey

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIKEY»

The term «crikey» is regularly used and occupies the 84.489 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CRIKEY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about crikey

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3 QUOTES WITH «CRIKEY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word crikey.
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Mark Barrowcliffe
I have no problem with people feeling a bit down - crikey, you only have to walk down the road to find enough reasons to fall into a depressive coma - but I do have a problem with whining about it.
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Steve Irwin
Crikey means gee whiz, wow!
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Steve Irwin
Yeah, I'm a thrill seeker, but crikey, education's the most important thing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRIKEY»

Discover the use of crikey in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to crikey and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Crikey
Everyone in the class at Yabby Creek school is bringing a pet to meet the famous TV star. All except Joe. But wait till he meets Crikey!
Jane Carroll, Zannah Carroll, 2010
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Crikey!: Talk about Kiwiana
Crikey! is a colourful, nostalgic and fun history of the New Zealand way of life. From corker grub and glad rags to the wop-wops and the shaky isles, this is a 'visual feast' of Kiwi delights.
Richard Wolfe, 2009
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Crikey! Its Cricket! A Collection of Tweets, Blogs and ...
Keldster. Crikey! A classic collection of Diaries, Blogs and Tweets by famous Cricketers Compiled by Kelds tet ' - ,1er mm“ .9 Crikey! Compiled by Keldster. Front Cover.
Keldster
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Bentley's Miscellany
Oh, crikey, how nice ! ' Mr. William Oldstock, Soller, of Plymouth.' "What's a Soller, now ? But, I dessay he knows. ' It's b'lieved that the widder of Capting John Mortimer was living, at the time the Jetclier Bowser was wrecked, in Joobly-street,  ...
Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith, 1862
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Crikey Guide to the 2007 Federal Election
How can you vote when you don't understand the game? With the 2007 federal election looming, the insiders from leading Australian independent media outlet Crikey explain how the system works and how the pollies are working the system.
Christian Kerr, 2007
6
The Ladder of Gold. An English story
Crikey swam round slowly out of his chair, and went yawning up stairs. “ There are some parcels to be delivered, Crikey,” said Richard; “ and a letter for Mrs. Raggles.” Crikey's chief business consisted in delivering parcels and letters. Crikey ...
Robert BELL (Author of “The Life of Canning.”.), 1858
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Crikey!: The Grandchildren are Coming : Illustrated ...
This book aims to take the stress out of time spent with your grandchildren by providing a 'user friendly' text with a clear and concise index allowing quick and easy accessibility to your choice of activities.Easy to follow step by step ...
Patricia Reilly, 2013
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The ladder of gold
"That's Mr. Rawlings," said Joey; "go up, Crikey." Crikey swam round slowly out of his chair, and went yawning up stairs. " There are some parcels to be delivered, Crikey," said Richard; "and a letter for Mrs. Raggles." Crikey 's chief business ...
Robert Bell, 1850
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Wild about Wildlife: Have You Got What It Takes to Be a ...
Known for his “Crikey” catchphrase, Steve Irwin, also known as “The Crocodile Hunter,” was born in Australia in 1962. His parents, Bob and Lyn, were conservationists and shared their love for animals with their son. In 1970, the family opened ...
Lisa Thompson, 2008
10
Weaveworld
Susanna, granddaughter of the last caretaker, Calhoun Mooney, and Immacolata, an exiled witch intent on destroying her race, vie for a rug into which the world of Seerkind has been woven. Reissue.
Clive Barker, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRIKEY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term crikey is used in the context of the following news items.
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Turnbull should put up or shut up
by Crikey. Crikey Says. Last night's speech by Malcolm Turnbull warning that the threat of Islamic State should not be overhyped is a statement ... «Crikey, Jul 15»
2
From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …
From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours … Feel the breeze. Just when we thought games of political brinksmanship couldn't ... «Crikey, Jul 15»
3
It's time for OzCo to grow some stones
Last week Crikey reported that the chair of the Australia Council was up for grabs, and we pondered whether the Abbott government might ... «Crikey, Jul 15»
4
Labor senator mixes up form letters, trashes sincerity
by Crikey. crikey15. Trawling for trouble. In correspondence from pollies, one Reddit user emailed Senator Claire Moore about the controversial ... «Crikey, Jul 15»
5
The multilevel problems with the right's take on Q&A
Perhaps Crikey could avoid such mixups by adding a further identifier to readers' comments, such as place of residence, institution or ... «Crikey, Jul 15»
6
Agriculture white paper pursues Nationals fantasies, not competition
That's Crikey for you. Climate change without cause contruction, same s*x marriages, feminist agendas and that kill the farmer for cheap food ... «Crikey, Jul 15»
7
Crikey, it's Vintage!
Shelley Barns, 35, is the founder of the Crikey It's Vintage events and manages the Vintage Trading Company, a warehouse selling old ... «Western Morning News, Jul 15»
8
There should be consequences for misleading Parliament
by Crikey ... I recall day after day back in January, reading in Crikey that this was nothing to do with national security but just a deranged ... «Crikey, Jul 15»
9
Fear and loathing north of Brisvegas
Fear and loathing north of Brisvegas. by Crikey. Tips and rumours. Hear ye, hear ye. A tipster tells us that this flyer was sent out to residents of ... «Crikey, Jul 15»
10
Ferchrissake, Tony, even The Australian wants gay marriage
As Crikey has written before, gay marriage is not a top priority issue for the majority of voters. Most Australians don't want an extended debate ... «Crikey, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Crikey [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/crikey>. Aug 2019 ».
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