Definitions

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  • n. fun, especially through enjoyable company, a pleasant conversation.

Etymologies

Reborrowed from English crack, in turn from Middle English crak ("loud conversation, bragging talk"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Its one big party, as only the Irish could celebrate, with everyone invited to join in the "craic" - the Irish word for fun. www. chrisrobinsontravelshow.ca.

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  • Its one big party, as only the Irish could celebrate, with everyone invited to join in the "craic" - the Irish word for fun.

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  • This must be what they called 'craic' - a distinctively Irish word meaning fun times, good laughs and great company over a couple of drinks.

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  • Signs appeared on lampposts throughout Bournemouth announcing daily Irish Social Nights and inviting people to come for the "craic" - a new term in Britain then, which caused some consternation.

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  • Right across Ireland, where I’m from, craic is a malleable term that means, fun, excitement, good times, but also stories, news, the latest gossip, the general state of affairs.

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  • Our non-Irish membership here tends to be attracted by the combination of a competitive sport and a great social scene, nicely summed up by the Irish expression craic

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  • Christopher Conkey/The Wall Street Journal An impromptu "craic" performance inside the Duke of York pub, a common occurence in the watering holes of Northern Ireland.

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  • You can take even the grooming-challenged to an Irish castle - at least Kilronan Castle - because Irish castles have that Irish je ne sais quoi - actually, it's called "craic" or fun.

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  • Ireland's rugged coast boasts a wealth of world-class waves, from Waterford in the far south to Antrim in the far north, but it's the "craic" that makes this a must-visit surf destination.

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  • Because talking, the 'craic' as they have it in Gaelic, is a compulsory subject if you're headed there.

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