creek etymology

English word creek comes from Old Norse kriki

Detailed word origin of creek

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
kriki Old Norse (non)
creke Middle English (enm)
creek English (eng) (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, US) A stream of water (often freshwater) smaller than a river and larger than a brook.. (British) A (often saltwater) small inlet or bay, narrower and extending farther into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river; the inner part of a port that is used as a dock for small boats.. Any turn or winding.

Words with the same origin as creek

Descendants of kriki
Clear Creek Cripple Creek Pryor Creek dry creek