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noun Informal.
  1. a critic.
  2. criticism.
  3. a critique.
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Origin of crit

First recorded in 1735–45; by shortening


  1. critic.
  2. critical.
  3. criticism.
  4. criticized.
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Historical Examples of crit

  • Reckon if you keep up with Crit's business, my friend, you'll have to walk faster.

    Sally of Missouri

    R. E. Young

  • Now God above, why not Crit Madeira tell you that tr-r-ue way of things?

  • It is all Crit, who is an angel, as I believe I remarked before.

  • That son-in-law of his woulda jes adzackly suited Mist' Crit.

  • He was a man who had not believed in Crit Madeira, but it occurred to him that this was not the time or the place to recall that.

British Dictionary definitions for crit


abbreviation for
  1. critic
  2. criticism
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Word Origin and History for crit

shortening of criticism, from 1908; shortening of critical from 1957 (originally among nuclear physicists).

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