Definition of critter
: creature 1
Examples of critter in a Sentence
The woods are filled with skunks, raccoons, and other critters.
she's so fond of every kind of critter that she ought to be a veterinarian
Recent Examples of critter from the Web
Topic: how to identify beneficial critters, how to garden without weed and how to get rid of garden pets naturally.
There is always someone who wants to do something, often very stupid things, with or to the land to the detriment of the critters.
As reported by The New York Times, Flying Ant Day is actually a normal (but still gross) yearly occurrence that happens in the summer in England, usually in early July, when all of the flying critters set off to begin their mating season.
Fifty different critters from all kingdoms of life grace the pages of Life Under the Lens.
Topic: How to identify beneficial critters, how to garden without weed and how to get rid of garden pets naturally.
Bright or noisy lures also make sense around shoreline brush, rockpiles and docks after a big rain, when fish may have gone to the banks to follow rising water and eat any terrestrial critters washed in by the deluge.
During a cruise to study the critters, one team of researchers scooped up 60,000 pyrosomes in five minutes.
If the little critters that live in the areas surrounding your house mistakenly jump in the water, they can get trapped, unable to get out of the water.
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Origin and Etymology of critter
First Known Use: 1815See Words from the same year
CRITTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of critter for English Language Learners
: a usually small creature or animal
CRITTER Defined for Kids
Definition of critter for Students
: a small animal
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