noun \ˈkresh, ˈkrāsh\

: 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

:  a representation of the Nativity scene
:  a foundling hospital
:  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


noun \ˈkresh, ˈkrāsh\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CRÈCHE

: a foundling hospital


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