crotch

noun

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
crotched adjective

Examples of crotch in a Sentence

the crotch of the pants
Recent Examples on the Web Xenia wears a white bathing suit with the top pulled down and the crotch clasps undone. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 8 Feb. 2024 Some time around 1536, Hans Holbein the Younger was finessing Henry VIII’s crotch. Carolyn Wells, Longreads, 7 Feb. 2024 Nathan Fielder — pulling triple duty on the episode as director, actor, and, with Benny Safdie, co-writer — films the urination scene in a fluid take that features both his crotch and his face. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2023 The lawsuit began in January when Huffman, a staffer on Herschel Walker's U.S. Senate campaign in Georgia, alleged that Schlapp groped his crotch during a campaign trip to Atlanta last fall. Beth Reinhard and Isaac Arnsdorf The Washington Post, arkansasonline.com, 18 Dec. 2023 The lawsuit began in January when Huffman, a staffer on Herschel Walker’s U.S. Senate campaign in Georgia, alleged that Schlapp groped his crotch during a campaign trip to Atlanta last fall. Isaac Arnsdorf, Washington Post, 16 Dec. 2023 Zelensky grabs his crotch like Michael Jackson and borrows the mime-in-a-box routine from Bip the Clown. Simon Shuster, TIME, 4 Jan. 2024 First responders described several women bleeding from their crotch area. Anna Schecter, NBC News, 5 Dec. 2023 Life jackets were required to have crotch straps that would keep them better attached to people's torsos after the SS Carl Bradley went down in Lake Michigan in November 1958. Carol Thompson The Detroit News (tns), arkansasonline.com, 27 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

probably alteration of crutch entry 1

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of crotch was in 1563

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Cite this Entry

“Crotch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crotch. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

crotch

noun
: an angle formed by the spreading apart of two legs or branches or of a limb from its trunk

Medical Definition

crotch

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

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