crib Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “crib” in the English Dictionary

"crib" in British English

See all translations

cribnoun [C]

uk   us   /krɪb/

crib noun [C] (BED)

US (UK cot) a ​smallbed for a ​baby or ​youngchild with high ​bars around the ​sides so that the ​child cannot ​fall out

crib noun [C] (CHRISTMAS SCENE)

UK (US crèche) a ​model of the ​people and ​animalspresent at the ​birth of ​JesusChrist, used as a ​decoration at ​Christmas

crib noun [C] (HOME)

mainly US slang Someone's crib is ​theirhome or the ​place where they are ​living at ​present.

cribverb [I or T]

uk   us   /krɪb/ (-bb-) informal disapproving
to ​copy or take someone else's ​work: I sometimes ​wonder what TV show he cribbed that ​line from.
(Definition of crib from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crib" in American English

See all translations

cribnoun [C]

 us   /krɪb/
a baby’s ​bed with high ​sides and usually ​bars that ​prevent the ​baby from ​falling out
(Definition of crib from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of crib?