- an English sailor or, sometimes, soldier
- an Englishman
Origin of limeyfrom the lime juice formerly served to the crew on British ships to prevent scurvy
nounpl. lim·eys Slang
- A British sailor.
- An English person.
Origin of limeyShort for lime juicer ( from the use of lime juice on British warships in order to prevent scurvy )
(comparative limier, superlative limiest)