Origin of crickLate Middle English crykke ; from Old Norse kriki, bend: see creek
nounUpper Northern & Western US
transitive verbcricked, crick·ing, cricks
Origin of crickMiddle English crike.
(third-person singular simple present cricks, present participle cricking, simple past and past participle cricked)
- to violently spasm.
- (Appalachian) Alternative form of creek.