Definition of crib noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//krɪb//
    ; NAmE NAmE//krɪb//
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  1. 1(North American English) (British English cot) a small bed with high sides for a baby or young child See related entries: Babies
  2. 2a long open box that horses and cows can eat from synonym manger
  3. 3(British English) (North American English crèche) a model of the scene of Jesus Christ’s birth, placed in churches and homes at Christmas
  4. 4(informal) written information such as answers to questions, often used dishonestly by students in tests a crib sheet See related entries: Exams and assessment
  5. 5= cribbage
  6. 6(North American English, informal) the house, flat/apartment, etc. where somebody lives
  7. Word OriginOld English (in the sense ‘manger’), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch krib, kribbe and German Krippe.
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