noun Irish and Scot

the cratur whisky or whiskeya drop of the cratur
a person

Word Origin for cratur

from creature
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Examples from the Web for cratur

Historical Examples of cratur

  • (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.


    (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