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craythur

noun Irish
  1. the craythur (ˈkreːθər) a variant of cratur (def. 1)
  2. (ˈkreːtʃər) a variant of cratur (def. 2)
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Word Origin

from Irish Gaelic Créatur creature
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Examples from the Web for craythur

Historical Examples

  • Uncle Charles, a dhrop of the craythur a wee dhrop of the craythur?

    The Country House

    John Galsworthy

  • Then cook had given her a drap of the craythur to keep out the cold.

    In Wild Rose Time

    Amanda M. Douglas

  • "Yes, yes, the craythur's doin' somethin' in the spoony line," said Kisseck.

  • Damn her, I'll lay my soul that craythur is at the bottom of it all.

  • "Faith, it's a drop of the craythur you want to waken you up, Mick Ross," he called.

    The Pioneers

    Katharine Susannah Prichard