critter

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noun crit·ter \ˈkri-tər\

Definition of critter

  1. :  creature 1

Examples of critter in a Sentence

  1. The woods are filled with skunks, raccoons, and other critters.

  2. she's so fond of every kind of critter that she ought to be a veterinarian

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Origin and Etymology of critter

by alteration


CRITTER Defined for English Language Learners

critter

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Definition of critter for English Language Learners

  • : a usually small creature or animal


CRITTER Defined for Kids

critter

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noun crit·ter \ˈkri-tər\

Definition of critter for Students

  1. :  a small animal



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