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noun (Irish & Scot)
the cratur, whisky or whiskey: a drop of the cratur
a person
Word Origin
from creature
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Historical Examples
  • (aside to her son) Choking the cratur is with the words he can't get out.

  • Ye dinna tell me he gies ye noucht to mainteen the cratur upo?

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • It'll be a puir holiday for the cratur, but let him jist tak' it.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • Weel, I never thought the cratur wad hae had the handicraft to do the like!'

  • Is't no' a sin an' a shame for a cratur like that to work in a place like this?

    The Guinea Stamp

    Annie S. Swan
  • She knows, she has had it, and you can't put down a pin where the cratur didn't have his claws.

    Miss McDonald Mary J. Holmes
  • That is good, Terence; and now, do you think that you could bring me up just a taste of the cratur?

    With Moore at Corunna G. A. Henty
  • The lawyer healed his own lip by allowing a little of the cratur, as he termed it, to trickle over into his mouth.

    Two Knapsacks

    John Campbell
  • I ken naething aboot him, foreby that he's a moothin' cratur frae the Croon Lans Depairtment, wi' no owre muckle brains.

    Two Knapsacks

    John Campbell
  • I hev, sorr; Ive found the futprints of the cratur that is trying to steal into the camp and ate us all up.

    The Boy Patrol on Guard Edward S. Ellis

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