critter

or crit·tur

[ krit-er ]
/ ˈkrɪt ər /

noun Dialect.

a domesticated animal.
any creature.

Origin of critter

variant of creature
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British Dictionary definitions for critter

critter

/ (ˈkrɪtə) /

noun

US and Canadian a dialect word for creature
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Word Origin and History for critter

critter


n.

1815, dialectal or humorous pronunciation of creature.

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