Used to express annoyance, anger, or dismay. (interjection)
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Use "cripes" in a sentence
"(Note: We'd prefer you e-mail, but if you must call, make sure to throw in a "cripes" and a "jeez" or two, along with a few references to how your frickin 'knee ain't never been right since you slipped on the sidewalk down by the Pick' n Save, so it sounds like you're local.)"
"Theo, my "cripes" was not aimed at you, despite appearing directly below one of your comments."
"The man is permanently clutching his head saying "cripes" a national treasure"