I for one was raised with the belief that it was in reference to "Bloody drunk".
As in drunk and bellicose.
I've never heard this God wad affectation before.
Anybody else have a notice or an origin they're familiar with?
Online Etymology Dictionary (external - login to view) - bloody
Online Etymology Dictionary (external - login to view) is an awesome site.
Of course, not, CDNBear!
The crap puked forth in other threads is strictly the product of the ridiculous and fertile imagination of the with the sickest and most conceited mind.
Reality? One must be kidding!!
Disregard any and all references to any and all dictionaries:
The word "BLOODY" was invented and introduced by SirJosephPorter. With the proviso that it is a swear word - but only for Roman Catholics. CASE CLOSED!!!!
Feel free too stop giggling at such absurd egomania.