Limey meaning

lī'mē
A British sailor.
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(US, slang) An Englishman or other Briton, or a person of British descent.
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An English person.
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An English sailor or, sometimes, soldier.
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An Englishman.
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British.
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Resembling limes (the fruit), lime-like.
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Of, or pertaining to, limes (the fruit).

Full of limey goodness.

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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