Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A vulgar corruption of creature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun U. S., western dialect Any animal.
  • noun U. S., western dialect A domestic animal or a non-predatory wild animal; -- contrasted with varmint, also dialectal.

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  • noun A creature

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

  • noun 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