critter crit"ter (kr[i^]t"t[~e]r), n. [from creature.] [Also spelled {crittur}.] 1. Any animal; as, lots of critters come out only at night. [U. S., western dialect] [PJC]

2. Specifically: A domestic animal or a non-predatory wild animal; -- contrasted with {varmint}, also dialectal. [U. S., western dialect] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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