limey

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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. Slightly derogatory. Primarily heard in US. A shipful of limejuicers just arrived into port where they met an icy reception from the locals.
2. dated By extension, any British person, especially a man. Slightly derogatory. Primarily heard in US. We don't need some hoity-toity limejuicer coming in telling us how to run our business. Why don't you go back to Brittania, you old limejuicer?

limey

1. noun, old-fashioned 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 shipful of limeys just arrived into port where they met an icy reception from the locals.
2. noun By extension, any British person, especially a man. Slightly derogatory. Primarily heard in US. We don't need some hoity-toity limey coming in telling us how to run our business. Why don't you go back to Brittania, you old limey?
3. adjective Of, from, or relating to Britain, especially England. Derogatory. 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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8 - Broccoli has the highest concentration, although limes were once used on ships sailing to America, hence English arrivals being dubbed 'Limies.'
This one bears limies. ...' She went on for some time, intoning the names of the trees as though they were those of her gods" (278).
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In fact I would go as far as describing them as a bunch of slimy limies!"