Barrère and Leland's A dictionary of slang
by Arthur Morrison
1 exclamation - god blind me. something surprising enough to make one wish they were blind so that they cant see such things.
2 also used as an extra offensive version of limey. it's extra offensive because british are always so down on americans and our love of slang. basically blimey is a thumb in their eye that they have no ground what-so-ever to stand on to justify their inborn doochbaggetry nature.
2 gfys blimey, stay the hell out of our constitution and our right to keep and bear arms or we'll ship over there for a quick coup and your queen's head on a pike along with the whole of your house of lords and yes i know this is a run on sentence so go suck your last fag you goddamn douche bags.
Often used in response to a setback or depressing news, with a hint of resignation in the face of life's hardships.
Colloquial British English. Also common in Australia and New Zealand.
Variation: Cor blimey.
Similar to crickey.
"Blimey!", said with a look of sympathy, in response to a friend's outpouring of emotion after some terrible life crisis.