- the crop of a bird or insect.
- the stomach of an animal.
- stick in one's craw, to cause considerable or abiding resentment; rankle: She said I was pompous, and that really stuck in my craw.
Origin of craw
- a less common word for crop (def. 6)
- the stomach of an animal
- stick in one's craw or stick in one's throat informal to be difficult, or against one's conscience, for one to accept, utter, or believe
Word Origin for craw
Old English *cræg "throat," a Germanic word (e.g. Middle Dutch craghe "neck, throat," Old High German chrago, German Kragen "collar, neck"), of obscure origin.
stick in one's craw
Also, stick in one's throat.
Be unable to say something, as in I meant to apologize but the words stuck in my craw. [Early 1600s]
Be so offensive that one can't tolerate it, as in That obscene art exhibit stuck in my throat. [Late 1600s]
see stick in one's craw.