\ ˈkräch How to pronounce crotch (audio) \

Definition of crotch

1 : a pole with a forked end used especially as a prop
2 : an angle formed by the parting of two legs, branches, or members

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Other Words from crotch

crotched \ ˈkrächt How to pronounce crotch (audio) \ adjective

Examples of crotch in a Sentence

the crotch of the pants
Recent Examples on the Web Yes, through a small hole in the girdle’s crotch area for convenience (those outfits were hard to take all the way off, okay?). Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, "Alison Brie Recalls Her Unfortunate ‘Peeing Incident’ on the Set of Mad Men," 30 Dec. 2020 There’s the timeless chewed slipper, of course, but why not go all out for your human this year and chew the crotch out of all their underwear., "Cat Chat with Pretty Pretty Princess Meow Meow Jawsy Jaws," 14 Dec. 2020 The man proceed to kick the woman several times in the stomach and crotch. cleveland, "Amazon truck stolen while driver on porch dropping off package: Cleveland Heights police," 18 Dec. 2020 Their underwear fits tightly but with some stretch, not unlike shapewear, if shapewear had a pad sewn into the crotch between two thick layers of cotton; converting to the underwear seems easiest for those who already rely on pads. New York Times, "Can These Period Underwear Crusaders Convert You?," 2 Dec. 2020 Finding a suitable crotch isn’t difficult, and one and 1-1/2x4-inch rectangle out of an old hunting shoe makes a good pouch. Ted Trueblood, Field & Stream, "F&S Classics: The Art of Flippery," 14 Nov. 2020 The picture, obtained this week by The Times, shows Jacobs placing his hand near the crotch of a civic activist as the two posed for a group photo at the U.S. Conference of Mayors convention in June 2017. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, "Garcetti advisor made sexually provocative gesture in photo with mayor," 20 Nov. 2020 In shooting, get the crotch well down in your hand. Ted Trueblood, Field & Stream, "F&S Classics: The Art of Flippery," 14 Nov. 2020 Gaetano raises a blade, and Josto sticks a gun in his brother’s crotch. Nick Schager,, "Fargo recap: American family values," 12 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of crotch

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for crotch

probably alteration of crutch entry 1

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The first known use of crotch was in 1563

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13 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Crotch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of crotch

: the part of the body where the legs join together also : the part of a piece of clothing that covers this part of the body


\ ˈkräch How to pronounce crotch (audio) \

Kids Definition of crotch

1 : the part of the body where the legs join together
2 : an angle formed by the spreading apart of two legs or branches or of a limb from its trunk the crotch of a tree


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Medical Definition of crotch

: an angle formed by the parting of two legs, branches, or members

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