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  1. limey, John Bullnoun

    a man of English descent


  1. limeynoun

    An Englishman or other Briton, or a person of British descent.

  2. limeyadjective

    Resembling limes (the fruit), lime-like.

  3. limeyadjective

    Of, or pertaining to, limes (the fruit).

    Full of limey goodness.

  4. Etymology: From 18th and 19th century British sailors drinking lime juice to ward off scurvy


  1. Limey

    "Limey" (from lime / lemon) is a predominantly American slang nickname for a British person. The word has been around since the mid 19th century.


  1. limey

    "Limey" is a colloquial term used in American English as a slang or derogatory term for a British person. The term originated in the 19th century when British sailors were given lime juice to prevent scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency. They were often referred to as "lime-juicers," which eventually shortened to "limey."

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  1. Emily

  2. elymi

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of limey in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of limey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    A tacky
    B appellative
    C aculeate
    D proprietary

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