I. noun Etymology: Middle English criket, from Anglo-French, of limitative origin Date: 14th century 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 II. noun Etymology: Middle French criquet goal stake in a bowling game Date: 1598 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 <
it wasn't cricket for her to break her contract — Gerry Nadel
III. intransitive verb Date: circa 1809 to play the game of cricket • cricketer noun

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