not cricket

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of not cricket

British, old-fashioned
: not fair, polite, or proper
  • You can't keep ignoring her. It just isn't cricket.

Word by Word Definitions

cricket play
  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. : a low wooden footstool

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

  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. : fair and honorable behavior

  1. : to play the game of cricket


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