variants or cruisken
plural -s
Irish & Scottish
: a small pitcher or jug for holding liquor

Word History


Irish Gaelic crūiscīn & Scottish Gaelic crūisgean, both from (assumed) Middle Dutch croeskijn, diminutive of Middle Dutch croese, crose jug, pitcher

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“Cruiskeen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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