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cricket

play
noun crick·et \ˈkri-kət\

Definition of cricket

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 :  a low wooden footstool

  3. 3 :  a small metal toy or signaling device that makes a sharp click or snap when pressed



Illustration of cricket

Origin of cricket

Middle English criket, from Anglo-French, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Insect Terms

Rhymes with cricket


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cricket

noun crick·et

Definition of cricket

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 :  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


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cricket

verb crick·et

Definition of cricket

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to play the game of cricket

crick·et·er noun


Circa 1809

First Known Use of cricket

circa 1809




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