Words and Phrases
cratur

“cratur”

Meaning:

a person in sad or miserable circumstances; a foolish or ridiculous person; whisky

Alternative spelling/meaning:

cretter / craiter / crittur / craitur

In Literature:

Excerpt from Larne Hirin' Fair by John Clifford

Some weel-fed, happy an’ respected,
but ither craiturs, starved, neglected

Excerpt from Phemios and Medon by Michael Longley

Dinnae gut him wi yer gully, he’s only a harmless craytur

Excerpt from The Widow's Son by Archibald M'Ilroy

Can naebody - Catholic or Protestan’ - say a bit word fur a deein’ cratur?


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