(Aus.) a bush cook.
|Aus. Lang. 79: Outback cooks have been known by many names [...] bab, babbler, babbler’s offsider, babblins, baitlayer, doctor, blacksmith, poisoner and crippen.|
|Fair Go, Spinner 126: ‘Crippen’, ‘poisoner’, ‘bait-layer’, are other terms for a bush cook.|
|Book of Aus. Yarns 372: A bush cook was often called a ‘crippen’ after the notorious poisoner.|