\ 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 Here, American navel-gazing has slipped a few inches and landed at the crotch. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 19 July 2021 Any number featured everything from fingers to tongues pointing up to the exposed crotch. Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2021 The man yelled at the guard and tried to grab the crotch of the manager, a woman. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 23 Apr. 2021 Drawers, for example, should fit snugly in the crotch, be loose at the knee and not be so thick as to chafe. Bill Heavey, WSJ, 20 June 2021 The man’s speech was slurred, his clothing in the crotch area appeared stained, and his zipper was open, and he was exposed, according to the police report. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, 19 June 2021 Perry kept his lube in his crotch, explaining that was the one place an umpire would never look. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 16 June 2021 The story also described an in-person incident when Callaway allegedly thrust his crotch into the face of one of the women. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 The brewery has begun a formal search for a new CEO and fired an employee accused in the social media thread of grabbing someone’s crotch. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 May 2021

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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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24 Jul 2021

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“Crotch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 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


\ ˈkräch How to pronounce crotch (audio) \

Medical Definition of crotch

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

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