Critter definition

krĭtər
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A living creature.
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A person.
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(usually affectionate) A creature, an animal.
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A domestic animal, especially a cow, horse, or mule.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
critter
Plural:
critters

Origin of critter

  • Alteration of creature

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested 1815, from a dialectal pronunciation of creature.

    From Wiktionary