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



BrE BrE//kraɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//kraɪst//
(also Jesus, Jesus Christ)
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(taboo, informal) a swear word that many people find offensive, used to show that you are angry, annoyed or surprised Christ! Look at the time—I'm late! Word OriginOld English Crīst, from Latin Christus, from Greek Khristos, noun use of an adjective meaning ‘anointed’, from khriein ‘anoint’, translating Hebrew māšīaḥ ‘Messiah’.