- the crop of a bird or insect.
- the stomach of an animal.
- stick in one's craw, to cause considerable or abiding resentment; rankle: She said I was pompous, and that really stuck in my craw.
Origin of craw
Examples from the Web for craw
One image in the film also stuck in my craw: a shot of a little boy in the audience holding up his white stuffed unicorn.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession
November 22, 2014
The seizure of this particular spring sticks in the craw of Palestinian activists—see the “infographic.”The Settlement Movement and The Environmental Card
August 21, 2012
But what really stuck in my craw was that Pope mindlessly repeated a spate of spurious claims about ethanol and Brazil.How Wall Street Will Ruin the Environment
June 26, 2009
The seed came from the craw of a wild swan that they had shot.Old Rail Fence Corners
Something stuck in his craw, and he couldn't figure out what it was.The Bramble Bush
Gordon Randall Garrett
Colonel Craw sent me a letter to this effect, which I treated as it deserved.The Fatal Boots
William Makepeace Thackeray
"He ain't got the sand in his craw to make a killing," said one of the listeners.
"Just the same, he's got something in his craw," replied the sheriff.
- a less common word for crop (def. 6)
- the stomach of an animal
- stick in one's craw or stick in one's throat informal to be difficult, or against one's conscience, for one to accept, utter, or believe
Word Origin and History for craw
Old English *cræg "throat," a Germanic word (e.g. Middle Dutch craghe "neck, throat," Old High German chrago, German Kragen "collar, neck"), of obscure origin.
Idioms and Phrases with craw
see stick in one's craw.