I heard my Pop
(Grandfather)say crikeys many times he was born in 1910 and this example he said in the 1980s.
Crikeys Steveo watch out for them solicitors there all crooks
they'll take your last shilling
Euphemism for the blasphemy 'Christ kill me!'.
Akin to 'Cor blimey
!' (God blind me).
Used when suprised/shocked.
"Crikey! I wasn't expecting that."
its not really australian as such, origonally men of the english black country, us working class midlanders always uses this word insteda saying "oh god", white ausies musta borrowed the word from our prisoners.
john: oh crikey, walsall are loosing, why dow they get the ball out to the em,
mick: I know, they bloody hopeless
Real words from a Lebanese Australian (in jest)
If our children say Crikey, we beat them.
A ceramic sphere with an abstract ornate pattern emblazoned on it, often with a hole on one end.
Oh, blimey, don't break that crikey!
Made famous by Danger Mouse.
as used in NY Times crossword puzzle July 31, 2003