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An exclamation of surprise.



A euphemism (specifically a minced oath) derived from 'God blind me'.

First recorded in print in Barrère and Leland's A dictionary of slang, jargon and cant 1888–90, 1897.

An alternative spelling was used, slightly earlier, by Arthur Morrison in A child of the Jago, 1896:

"Gawblimy, not what?"

It is also sometimes spelled gorblimey.

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