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cricket

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 40 words.

not cricket contrary to traditional standards of fairness or rectitude. British informal The game of cricket, with its traditional regard

cricket

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 15 words.

chirping house-insect. XIV. — (O)F. criquet †grasshopper, cricket, f. criquer crackle, of imit. orig.

Cricket

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 393 words.

In Affectionate Remembranceof

english cricket,

Which Died at The Ovalon29th August, 1882.Deeply lamented by a

Cricket

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 393 words.

In Affectionate Remembranceof

english cricket,

Which Died at The Ovalon29th August, 1882.Deeply lamented by a

Cricket

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 482 words.

In Affectionate Remembranceof

english cricket,

Which Died at The Ovalon29th August, 1882.Deeply lamented by a

Cricket

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 393 words.

In Affectionate Remembranceof

english cricket,

Which Died at The Ovalon29th August, 1882.Deeply lamented by a

Cricket

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 528 words.

In Affectionate Remembranceof

english cricket,

Which Died at The Ovalon29th August, 1882.Deeply lamented by a

Cricket

Edited by Susan Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Essential Quotations

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 552 words.

In Affectionate Remembranceof

english cricket,

Which Died at The Ovalon29th August, 1882.Deeply lamented by a

cricket, not

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 14 words.

in this informal phrase, cricket is taken as exemplifying fairness and rectitude.

French cricket

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 48 words.

A simplified form of cricket without stumps in which the ‘bowler’ gets the ‘batsman’ out if the ball hits the

Samoan cricket

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 65 words.

noun an informal variety of cricket originating in Samoa, with no set number of players in a side (also called

Pyjama cricket

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 26 words.

A derisive term for professional one-day limited-overs cricket, in which since around 1980 the players have worn coloured clothing rather

pyjama cricket

G. A. Wilkes.

in Stunned Mullets & Two-pot Screamers: A Dictionary of Australian Colloquialisms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 106 words.

One-day cricket [from coloured uniforms worn by players, and because it is sometimes played at night] 1982 Sun-Herald (Sydney) 31

Cricket Max

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 20 words.

noun historical a short-lived fast-action version of cricket with innings of ten overs each (a forerunner of Twenty20).

cricket bats n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 24 words.

the teeth.

2002 Pete's Aussie Sl. Home Page [Internet] cricket bats: the tats, teeth.

cricket

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 166 words.

• adit • bandit, pandit • accredit, credit, edit, subedit • Chindit • conduit • audit, plaudit

Cricket

Edited by Ned Sherrin and Alistair Beaton.

in Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 978 words.

Hey, Jardine, you leave our flies alone.

called by a spectator to the English captain Douglas Jardine as he brushed

Cricket

Edited by Gyles Brandreth.

in Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 812 words.

when playing in a Lancashire league game, Dennis Lillee's ball hit the batsman on the leg. Although given out, the

cricket

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 164 words.

• adit • bandit, pandit • accredit, credit, edit, subedit • Chindit • conduit • audit, plaudit

cricket

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 29 words.

game played with ball, bat, and wicket. XVI. of uncert. orig.; perh. — OF. criquet stick used as aiming-mark in