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creetur (plural creeturs)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of creature.
    • 1872, T.P. Wilson, Frank Oldfield[1]:
      "Ah, poor young creetur," croaked the old woman; "it's a pity he's come to this."
    • 1897, Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds., The World's Greatest Books, Vol III[2]:
      "Stop there by himself, poor creetur, without nobody to take his part!
    • 1908, Edith Van Dyne, Aunt Jane's Nieces at Millville[3]:
      "She were gentle, an' sweet, an' the mos' beautiful creetur in all--in--in the place where we lived.

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