Part of speech: noun
Origin: Irish, 1970s
Enjoyable social activity.
A good time.
Examples of Craic in a sentence
"Tim's birthday was such a good craic."
"My neighbors are always up for a craic and a laugh."
Popularity Over Time
Craic is an Irish Gaelic word that developed in the 1970s. It originated from the English and Scots word "crack" (which is often used to indicate having a good time).
Did you Know?
While you'll hear mostly English in Ireland, a lot of people also speak Irish, or Gaelic. "Craic" means a good time, but you might also hear "fáilte," or welcome, "grá," for love, and "saoirse," for freedom. Fair warning: Don't try to pronounce any of these words with English phonetics.