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crèche

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noun \ˈkresh, ˈkrāsh\

Simple Definition of crèche

  • : a set of statues that represents the scene of Jesus Christ's birth and that is displayed during Christmas

  • : a place where young children are cared for during the day while their parents are working : a day care center

Full Definition of crèche

  1. 1 :  a representation of the Nativity scene

  2. 2 :  day nursery

  3. 3 :  a foundling hospital

  4. 4 :  a group of young animals (as penguins or bats) gathered in one place for care and protection usually by one or more adults

Examples of crèche

  1. <one of the first cities to establish crèches so that poor women with children could work outside of the home>



Origin of crèche

French, from Old French creche manger, crib, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German krippa manger — more at crib


First Known Use: 1792

Rhymes with crèche


Medical Dictionary

crèche

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noun \ˈkresh, ˈkrāsh\

Medical Definition of crèche

  1. 1:  day nursery

  2. 2:  a foundling hospital




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