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or cray cray, cray-cray

[krey or krey-krey] /kreɪ or ˈkreɪˌkreɪ/
adjective, Slang.
Origin of cray
by shortening or reduplication Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The English lobster is a species, our cray fish is another, our prawn is another.

    On the Study of Zoology Thomas H. Huxley
  • And cray lay in a deck-chair, gasping as for life, but alive.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • Colonel cray leaned forward a little and clutched the tablecloth.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • Colonel cray was regarding his host with a strange and steady stare.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • "I'm positive, from what he said, that he'll be back some time to-morrow," cray reassured her.

    A Modern Chronicle, Complete Winston Churchill
  • The man answered that the horses were at cray, and had never been in town.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
  • So in this sort they named themselves, Brownhead, cray, and Nyek-nyek.

    Bannertail Ernest Thompson Seton
  • “There was enough to do, Mr. cray,” Morton flared back at him.

    The Mystery Girl Carolyn Wells
  • Nevertheless,” cray opened the window door, “somebody has been here.

    The Mystery Girl Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for cray


(Austral & NZ, informal) a crayfish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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