- a domesticated animal.
- any creature.
Origin of critter
Related Words for critterpig, monster, creature, beast, lout, critter, woman, individual, soul, fellow, person, animal, man, pet, barbarian, monstrosity, swine, glutton, fiend, gargoyle
Examples from the Web for critter
Historical Examples of critter
I took in a cat for company 'tother day, but the critter's run away.
Not that I loved the critter for his own sake, but because all Greaserdom was out to down him.
Need a tug to haul this critter into the channel, I swan you do!
If that critter fell overboard I wouldn't heave him no life-preserver.
When we got where the critter's legs touched bottom, Becky remarks: "Whoa!"Cape Cod Stories
Joseph C. Lincoln
- US and Canadian a dialect word for creature
Word Origin and History for critter
1815, dialectal or humorous pronunciation of creature.