\ 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 crotched (audio) \ adjective

Examples of crotch in a Sentence

the crotch of the pants
Recent Examples on the Web Size: 12 months, 100% cotton rib, with sleeves, uncovered legs, snaps at the crotch. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "US Border Patrol is buying 1,000 more onesies for detained infants," 4 Sep. 2019 Nowicki was accused of kicking a nurse in the stomach, twisting the arm of another nurse and squeezing the crotch of a security guard at Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital on Dec. 18, 2018, court documents show. Robert Mccoppin,, "Paternity test reveals who is the father of newborn girl born to mom of slain 5-year-old Crystal Lake boy AJ Freund; results could affect custody case," 12 Aug. 2019 Most women are in situations where their pants ride high and their crotch bunches up — just trying to be truthful! Ew Staff,, "What to Watch on Monday: Dancing With the Stars returns, and Lilly is new in late-night," 16 Sep. 2019 Dressing the mannequins started with Scaturro’s cutting the crotch out of drugstore pantyhose. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Tulle Bombs and Tiny Gloves: How Two Conservators Dressed a Mannequin in Tomo Koizumi for “Camp: Notes on Fashion”," 8 May 2019 The director Tony Montana said Spacey grabbed his crotch and followed him into a bar bathroom in 2003. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Kevin Spacey Is Not Vindicated," 18 July 2019 An extra lightweight layer will help keep your crotch area dry and are a lifesaver if your skirt blows up in the wind. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "12 Curvy Girl Fashion Hacks to Get You Through Summer," 23 May 2019 My neighbor regularly goes around gardening in her yard wearing yoga pants with huge tears in the inner thighs and an even bigger hole in the crotch. Dear Abby,, "Dear Abby: Suspicions about boyfriend were true. Can trust be rebuilt?," 14 Aug. 2019 Until laundry day, the discharge is soaked into the cotton crotch of the panties, creating a layer of bacteria (as in vaginitis), yeast and mold. Essence, "Ask An OB-GYN: How Long Should I Keep My Panties Before They're No Good?," 9 Aug. 2019

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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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12 Oct 2019

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The first known use of crotch was in 1563

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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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