Limey definition

līmē
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A British sailor.
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An English person.
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An English sailor or, sometimes, soldier.
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British.
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An Englishman.
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Of, or pertaining to, limes (the fruit).

Full of limey goodness.

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(US, slang) An Englishman or other Briton, or a person of British descent.
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Resembling limes (the fruit), lime-like.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
limey
Plural:
limeys

Adjective

Base Form:
limey
Superlative:
limiest

Origin of limey

  • Short for lime juicer (from the use of lime juice on British warships in order to prevent scurvy)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From 18th and 19th century British sailors drinking lime juice to ward off scurvy

    From Wiktionary