cricket [1] NOUN an open-air game played on a large grass field with bat and ball between teams of eleven players, the batsmen attempting to score runs by hitting the ball and running between the wickets.
not cricket — Cf. ↑not cricket
DERIVATIVES cricketer noun cricketing adjective.
ORIGIN of unknown origin.
cricket [2] NOUN an insect related to the grasshoppers but with shorter legs, of which the male produces a characteristic musical chirping sound.
ORIGIN Old French criquet, from criquer 'to crackle' .

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