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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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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