Definition of criminy in English:

criminy

exclamation

informal US
  • Used to express surprise or disbelief.

    • ‘criminy, what is this world coming to?’
    • ‘I realize they need to pick up on every point they can, but criminy.’
    • ‘I hate to sound like Mitch Robbins on the edge of a midlife crisis but criminy, what is this world coming to?’

Pronunciation

criminy

/ˈkrīmənē/ /ˈkraɪməni/

Origin

Late 17th century (as crimine): origin uncertain; perhaps an alteration of Christ, perhaps from Italian crimine ‘crime’.