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Interjection

shiver my timbers!

  1. An exclamation of surprise, disbelief or annoyance, mostly associated with pirates.
    • 1884, Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island page 66
      Why, shiver my timbers, if I hadn't forgotten my score !" And, falling on a bench, he laughed until the tears ran down his cheeks.
    • 1799, Edward Dubois - A piece of family biography page 216
      Shiver my timbers! what do you think I found 'em at ? Split my wind if there was not a gang, with Mrs. Martha at the head, working away at the temple

Simple English

Shiver me timbers is an expression mostly used by pirates that means something like 'No way'! Originally, the phrase was Shiver my timbers.

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