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Where did it come from? What does it mean? Come on wordsmiths, rescue me!
-- Squish! (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 17, 1999
it comes frome krikes, as in "krikes, man!"
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-- raymond b gonne (email@example.com), December 17, 1999.
This can only be considered on of those tedious slang terms that only the linguistic hipsters trot out for their own indulgence. Nominally, we can say it is a mild exclamation, but should venture no further without OED in hand.
-- Chris Gillis (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 20, 1999.