Cricket is defined as a dark-colored insect with long antenna that jumps, eats plants and makes a chirping sound by rubbing together its forewings.(noun)
An example of a cricket is the insect that creates the chirping noise heard in rural areas at night.
The definition of cricket is a popular game in England that is played with a ball and a flat bat and two teams of eleven players each on an outdoor field.(noun)
An example of cricket is the sport being played in the final scene of the film Bend It Like Beckham.
See cricket in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME criket < OFr criquet < criquer, to creak, of echoic orig.
Origin: OFr criquet, a stake or bat in a ball game; prob. dim. of MDu cricke, a stick; akin to crutch
Origin: < ?
See cricket in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English criket
Origin: , from Old French criquet
Origin: , from criquer, to click
Origin: , of imitative origin.
Origin: Obsolete French criquet, piece of wood
Origin: , from Old French, stick for a bowling game
Origin: , perhaps from Middle Dutch cricke, walking stick.
Origin: Origin unknown.
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