Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A living creature.
  • n. Informal A domestic animal, especially a cow, horse, or mule.
  • n. Informal A person.

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  • n. A creature

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any animal.
  • n. A domestic animal or a non-predatory wild animal; -- contrasted with varmint, also dialectal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vulgar corruption of creature.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a regional term for `creature' (especially for domestic animals)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Alteration of creature.

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First attested 1815, dialectal pronunciation of creature.

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  • December 17, 2009