Definition of crit in US English:



  • short for criticism or critic
    • ‘Past incarnations have included journaling teaching, and an attempt at journaling straight lit and cultural crit.’
    • ‘He includes a sample from an answering machine about his ‘Internet press’ after he says some crits are ‘hoping that their viciousness will boost traffic on their site.’’
    • ‘Watch 2 on its own and post back straight after with your crit.’
    • ‘The crits have accused the band of cashing in the dreaded ‘change of direction’ ticket.’
    • ‘For this reason, many ‘respected’ rock crits hate him.’
    • ‘Then, armed with a couple of useful crits from my writing group, I set to the task of a major revision of yesterday's poem.’
    • ‘So I decided to go to the main library where we have our crit group meetings.’
    • ‘Okay, not my own writing, but the manuscript belonging to a fellow crit group member.’
    • ‘With all our talk about design speak, crit speak, academic speak, we may have overlooked that she showed the world that she's mastered the art of obfuscation with more consequential effects.’
    • ‘He gives us his crit further down this page.’
    • ‘Rock crit as we know it wouldn't even be possible without the development of semiotics and cultural criticism, which has allowed us to talk about the context and ‘message’ of a song instead of its actual content.’
    • ‘One of the great forces of laughter for me has to be when a movie critic decides to make a masterpiece out of his/her negative crit of a movie.’
    • ‘The three pathways will interact through the core lecture series but also through seminar and group crits.’
    • ‘That good crit seems to coalesce around genres we're not currently taking seriously seems less about criticism and more about the way it's currently being practiced.’
    • ‘Recently, a couple of music crits have tried to cast a less flattering shadow on the band.’
    • ‘Hopefully the festival daily paper will one day give longer crits - for the sake of performers as much as anyone.’
    • ‘Interesting that the crits for this (or at least the ones I read anyway) were fairly negative though.’
    • ‘The article is a crit of precisely the people who hope that the third movie will provide a revolutionary solution to the problems of ‘the Left’.’
    • ‘As for crits that Channel 4 was up to old tricks, using sex and sensationalism to boost ratings, this is something that Search maintains ‘could not be further from the truth’.’
    • ‘With respect to publishing academic crits, its not something we've discussed within our project.’