True Aussies use it when they're generally suprised or shocked.
TRUE AUSSIE: "CRIKEY!! Shaz another croc has got into the flamin bath tub. Grab the duct tape!!"
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An Australian exclamation of surprise or bewilderment. Interchangeable with words such as "Blimey" or "Struth". Made famous by our champion crocodile hugger, Steve Erwin.
"Crikey! What was that!"
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EX Webster:

Main Entry: cri·key
Pronunciation: 'krI-kE
Variant(s): or crick·ey /'kri-kE/
Function: interjection
Etymology: euphemism for Christ
Date: 1838, England
-- used as a mild oath
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An old English public school exclamation of surprise as exemplified by Frank Richards' Billy Bunter stories. More recently strangely adopted by Australians.
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An expression of surprise, current amongst English schoolboys at least as early as the 1930s.
Crikey, I nearly hit him!
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Polite Australian abbreviation for "jesus, seriously, you gotta be fucking SHITTING me."
Crikey, look at the size of her tits!
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Australian slang used normally when someones amazed or astonished at something.
''Crikey! That's a big crocodile.''
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