Origin of crickLate Middle English crykke ; from Old Norse kriki, bend: see creek
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.
- The creaking of a door, or a noise resembling it.