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critter

or crit·tur

[krit-er]
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noun Dialect.
  1. a domesticated animal.
  2. any creature.
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Origin of critter

variant of creature
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Related Words for critter

pig, 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.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Not that I loved the critter for his own sake, but because all Greaserdom was out to down him.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Need a tug to haul this critter into the channel, I swan you do!

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • If that critter fell overboard I wouldn't heave him no life-preserver.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • When we got where the critter's legs touched bottom, Becky remarks: "Whoa!"

    Cape Cod Stories

    Joseph C. Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for critter

critter

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

n.

1815, dialectal or humorous pronunciation of creature.

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