Definitions starting with C

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creeter, creatur

/kriytal/ critter /kríta/ [cf. Gul. creetuh idem (Gonzales 1924:17); US dial. creeter, critter livestock, wild animals DAE; Scots crettur a creature CSD] n.

1. any animal, including reptiles, insects, etc.: 1918 You has sold me to a creeter [a bullfrog] (Parsons 49). 1936A alligator is a mo' difficult critter t' handle dan a shark (Dupuch 83). 1963 Viola loved practically all "creatures", an Abacoterm that includes dogs, cats, chickens ... mosquitoes and sandflies (Cottman 116). (Gen.)

2. an ugly person. (Inagua, San Sal., White)

3. a stubborn child. (Exuma, Mayag.)

Tags: animal, noun

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Last update: 2011-01-31 00:09
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of Cartishka Leary:
Victoria Brown age 64 from the island of Eleuthera, creeter was used for any crawling insects or any ugly men that lived around them.
Added at: 2014-03-13 04:26