Definition of cripes exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cripes

 exclamation
exclamation
BrE BrE//kraɪps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kraɪps//
 
(British English, old-fashioned, informal)
 
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used to show that somebody is surprised or annoyed Word Origin early 20th cent.: alteration of Christ.