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A colloquial term used to address or mock british sailors, as they commonly sucked on limes to prevent scurvy. When scurvy was realised to be a common killer on long sea voyages, it was discovered soon after that fruit with a high citrus content would prevent this. The reason they chose limes in particular is that they were cheaper than oranges, and much more appealing in taste than lemons.
Sailor1: Lookit' that guy! Limey bastard.
Sailor2: What, you'd rather suck on lemons instead?
by Coillscath June 05, 2006
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