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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Crick"et
An orthopterous insect of the genus Gryllus, and allied genera. The males make chirping, musical notes by rubbing together the basal parts of the veins of the front wings.

Note: ☞ The common European cricket is Gryllus domesticus; the common large black crickets of America are Gryllus niger Gryllus neglectus, and others.

Etymology: OE. criket, OF. crequet criquet; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. creak; cf. D. kriek a cricket. See Creak

noun Crick"et
Senses
  1. A low stool.
  2. A game much played in England, and sometimes in America, with a ball, bats, and wickets, the players being arranged in two contesting parties or sides.
  3. [Arch] A small false roof, or the raising of a portion of a roof, so as to throw off water from behind an obstacle, such as a chimney.

Etymology: AS. cricc crycc, crooked staff, crutch. Perh. first used in sense 1, a stool probably having been first used as a wicket. See Crutch

verb Crick"et
To play at cricket.
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  1. A game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs
  2. Leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the forewings together
  3. Play cricket
Wiktionary

From Middle English creket, crykett, crykette, from Old French crequet, criquet (with diminutive -et) from criquer (“to make a cracking sound; creak”), from Middle Dutch kricken (“to creak; crack”), related to Middle English creken (“to creak”). Compare Middle Dutch krikel, criekel, crekel (“cricket”) (with diminituve -el), Middle Low German krikel, krekel (“cricket”), German Kreckel (“cricket”). More at creak.

  1. An insect in the order Orthoptera, especially family Gryllidae, that makes a chirping sound by rubbing its wing casings against combs on its hind legs.
    1. (US, slang, humorous, in the plural) In the form : absolute silence; no communication.
  2. A wooden footstool.
  3. A signalling device used by soldiers in hostile territory to identify themselves to a friendly in low visibility conditions.
  4. A relatively small area of a roof constructed to divert water from a horizontal intersection of the roof with a chimney, wall, expansion joint or other projection.

Perhaps from a Flemish dialect of Dutch met 'with' de 'the' krik ketsen 'to ricochet', i.e. "to chase a ball with a crook".[1]

  1. (sports) A game played outdoors with bats and a ball between two teams of eleven, popular in England and many Commonwealth countries.
  2. (chiefly Britain) An act that is fair and sportsmanlike, derived from the sport.
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  1. (sports) A game played outdoors with bats and a ball between two teams of eleven, popular in England and many Commonwealth countries.
  2. (chiefly Britain) An act that is fair and sportsmanlike, derived from the sport.
    That player's foul wasn't !

    cricket was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, French, Italian, and Swedish

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    Jimmy Cricket is a comedian. Jimmy was given the name James Mulgrew on October 17th, 1945 in Cookstown.

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1950 5 5 0
    1951 5 5 0
    1952 5 5 0
    1956 6 6 0
    1958 5 5 0
    1959 8 8 0
    1960 14 14 0
    1961 14 14 0
    1962 22 22 0
    1963 18 18 0
    1964 13 13 0
    1966 6 6 0
    1967 8 8 0
    1969 8 8 0
    1970 7 7 0
    1971 8 8 0
    1972 13 13 0
    1973 14 14 0
    1974 6 6 0
    1975 10 10 0
    1976 14 14 0
    1977 7 7 0
    1978 8 8 0
    1979 5 5 0
    1980 8 8 0
    1981 7 7 0
    1982 24 24 0
    1983 9 9 0
    1984 9 9 0
    1985 11 11 0
    1986 22 22 0
    1987 19 19 0
    1988 14 14 0
    1989 11 11 0
    1990 18 18 0
    1991 6 6 0
    1992 10 10 0
    1993 5 5 0
    1994 5 5 0
    1999 7 7 0
    2000 10 10 0
    2002 5 5 0
    2003 7 7 0
    2005 8 8 0
    2006 6 6 0
    2007 14 14 0
    2008 18 18 0
    2009 10 10 0
    2010 8 8 0
    2011 9 9 0
    2012 5 5 0
    2013 7 7 0
    2014 17 17 0
    2015 13 13 0
    2016 11 11 0
    2017 16 16 0

    Fun Facts about the name Cricket

    • How Popular is the name Cricket? Cricket is the 14,914th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Cricket have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 578 babies born with the first name Cricket in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cricket to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cricket? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1950 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Cricket first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cricket is Tuesday, August 29th, 1882.
    • What year had the most people named Cricket born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cricket was in 1982 with a total of 24 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Cricket: Your name in reverse order is Tekcirc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ccreikt. How do you pronounce that?

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