Meaning of “critter” in the English Dictionary


"critter" in English

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critternoun [ C ]

also crittur uk /ˈkrɪt.ər/ us /ˈkrɪt̬.ɚ/ US not standard

Examples from literature

  • He was the healthiest critter ever I see—and the laziest. 
  • Some savage critter, that bull. 
  • These critters are going to get away from me. 
  • They're awful curious critters, them antelopes is. 
  • What sort of critters are they? 

(Definition of “critter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"critter" in American English

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critternoun [ C ]

us /ˈkrɪt̬·ər/ infml

a creature:

That dog’s a mean old critter.

(Definition of “critter” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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