noun crick·et \ˈkri-kət\

Definition of CRICKET

:  any of a family (Gryllidae) of leaping orthopteran insects noted for the chirping notes produced by the male by rubbing together specially modified parts of the forewings
:  a low wooden footstool
:  a small metal toy or signaling device that makes a sharp click or snap when pressed

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Origin of CRICKET

Middle English criket, from Anglo-French, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Insect Terms

drone, entomology, gadfly, pismire, proboscis, vespine

Rhymes with CRICKET



Definition of CRICKET

:  a game played with a ball and bat by two sides of usually 11 players each on a large field centering upon two wickets each defended by a batsman
:  fair and honorable behavior <it wasn't cricket for her to break her contract — Gerry Nadel>

Origin of CRICKET

Middle French criquet goal stake in a bowling game
First Known Use: 1598

Rhymes with CRICKET



Definition of CRICKET

intransitive verb
:  to play the game of cricket
crick·et·er noun

First Known Use of CRICKET

circa 1809
May 27, 2015
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a vigorous reprimand or warning
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