craw

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/krɔː/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(krô)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
craw  (krô),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Insects, Birdsthe crop of a bird or insect.
  2. Zoologythe stomach of an animal.
  3. Idiomsstick in one's craw, to cause considerable or abiding resentment;
    rankle:She said I was pompous, and that really stuck in my craw.
  • Middle English crawe, probably akin to crag2 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
craw /krɔː/ n
  1. a less common word for crop
  2. the stomach of an animal
  3. stick in one's craw, stick in one's throatinformal to be difficult, or against one's conscience, for one to accept, utter, or believe
Etymology: 14th Century: related to Middle High German krage, Middle Dutch crāghe neck, Icelandic kragi collar
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