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Pronounced Pron. KRIK-it (Popular Culture)
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Contributor Contrib.leananshae on 11/25/2007
Simply from the name of the small insect known for its nocturnal chirping. It occurs briefly in Shakespeare's play 'The Merry Wives of Windsor' (1597) belonging to a fairy that makes certain the hearths are well-kept.