[kroo-it] /ˈkru ɪt/
a glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc., for the table.
a small container for holding pepper, salt, vinegar, oil, etc, at table
a set of such containers, esp on a stand
(Christianity) either of a pair of small containers for the wine and water used in the Eucharist
(Austral) a slang word for head (sense 1)
(Austral, slang) do one’s cruet, to be extremely angry; go into a rage
(Austral, slang) the testicles
“small glass bottle for vinegar, oil, etc.,” c.1300, Anglo-French diminutive of Old French crue “an earthen pot,” from Frankish *kruka or some other Germanic source (cf. Old High German kruog); related to crock.
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/krʌft/ noun 1. Charles. 1852–1938, British dog breeder, who organized the first (1886) of the annual dog shows known as Cruft’s jargon (back-formation from “crufty”) Anything unpleasant that accumulates over time. Also used as a verb, as in cruft together, hand cruft. [Jargon File] (2006-01-19)
- Cruft together
jargon To hack together though with the suggestion that the result may be cruft. [Jargon File] (2006-01-19)
[krooz] /kruz/ verb (used without object), cruised, cruising. 1. to sail about on a pleasure trip. 2. to sail about, as a warship patrolling a body of water. 3. to travel about without a particular purpose or destination. 4. to fly, drive, or sail at a constant speed that permits maximum operating efficiency for sustained […]