[ krak ]

  1. Often the craic . fun and entertainment, especially good conversation and company: Come for the beer, lads, and stay for the craic!

  2. mischievous fun; laughs: We did it just for the craic.

Origin of craic

First recorded in 1970–75; from Irish, from English crack, in the originally American sense of “wisecrack,” or from the Scottish English and northern English dialect sense “chat, gossip”

Words Nearby craic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use craic in a sentence

  • At Strathdown (eighteenth century) the witches went along the side of the river Avon to craic-pol-nain, fording the river on foot.

    The Witch-cult in Western Europe | Margaret Alice Murray

British Dictionary definitions for craic


/ (kræk) /

  1. an Irish spelling of crack (def. 31)

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