- a domesticated animal.
- any creature.
Origin of critter
variant of creature
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Examples from the Web for critter
I took in a cat for company 'tother day, but the critter's run away.
Not that I loved the critter for his own sake, but because all Greaserdom was out to down him.
Need a tug to haul this critter into the channel, I swan you do!
If that critter fell overboard I wouldn't heave him no life-preserver.
When we got where the critter's legs touched bottom, Becky remarks: "Whoa!"Cape Cod Stories
Joseph C. Lincoln
- US and Canadian a dialect word for creature
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Word Origin and History for critter
1815, dialectal or humorous pronunciation of creature.
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