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limejuicer

1. obsolete A British sailor, so called because of the Royal Navy's practice of adding lime juice to grog in order to combat scurvy. Primarily heard in US. A ship full of limejuicers just arrived into port where they met an icy reception from the locals.
2. dated By extension, any British person, especially an Englishman. The term is usually used in a derogatory manner. Primarily heard in US. We don't need some hoity-toity limejuicer coming in and telling us how to run our business. Why don't you go back to Britannia, you old limejuicer?

limey

1. noun, old-fashioned slang A British sailor, so called because of the Royal Navy's practice of adding lime juice to grog in order to combat scurvy. Short for the older term "limejuicer." Slightly derogatory. Primarily heard in US. A ship full of limeys just arrived into port where they met an icy reception from the locals.
2. noun, offensive slang By extension, any British person, especially an Englishman. Primarily heard in US. We don't need some hoity-toity limey coming in and telling us how to run our business. Why don't you go back to Britannia, you old limey?
3. adjective, offensive slang Of, from, or relating to Britain, especially England. Primarily heard in US. I think that limey bastard stole our money!

limejuicer

and limey
n. a British sailor; and British citizen, typically a male. (The first one is old. Both are a little derogatory.) Some limey answered the telephone and I could hardly understand what she was saying.

limey

verb
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Either that or disinterest in the limp limey. You decide.
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