similar to blimey. shortened corruption of "christ the king" to express displeasure at a happening or event.
oh, crikey! The telly is on the fritz again.
ayon kay G. Sebasitan ika-05 ng Mayo, 2006
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!"
ayon kay Aussie Downunder ika-02 ng Mayo, 2003
Australian exclamation equivalent to "WOW!"
Oh, crikey! Look at that king Croc!
ayon kay Albert ika-14 ng Pebrero, 2004
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
Crikey! What do you think you're doing!
ayon kay bojanical ika-10 ng Agosto, 2006
An old English public school exclamation of surprise as exemplified by Frank Richards' Billy Bunter stories. More recently strangely adopted by Australians.
"Oh, crikey!" - Bunter
ayon kay Reeshar ika-06 ng Hunyo, 2003
Polite Australian abbreviation for "jesus, seriously, you gotta be fucking SHITTING me."
Crikey, look at the size of her tits!
ayon kay Nerje ika-05 ng Hunyo, 2003
An expression of surprise, current amongst English schoolboys at least as early as the 1930s.
Crikey, I nearly hit him!
ayon kay Keith Gore ika-07 ng Hunyo, 2003

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