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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

exclamation, 1838, probably one of the many substitutions for Christ.


interj. Used as an exclamation of astonishment, or as an emphasis of fact at the conclusion of a statement.


Crikey is an Australian electronic magazine comprising a website and email newsletter available to subscribers. Crikey was described by former Federal Opposition Leader Mark Latham as the "most popular website in Parliament House" in The Latham Diaries. It had in 2014 around 17,000 paying subscribers.

In 2016 editorship passed to Cassidy Knowlton, who succeeded Marni Cordell.