[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
plural noun
(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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