\ 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

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 There was something unseemly, even gloating, in how Hilary and Deirdre were holding up his suits now for judgment, sniffing the armpits of his shirts and even the crotch of his trousers. Tessa Hadley, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2022 While taking cover below a tree from a Russian drone overhead, one soldier leaned the muzzle of AK-74 against his crotch. Serhii Korolchuk, Washington Post, 3 June 2022 Summer is too fleeting to let crotch woes hold you back from thoroughly enjoying beach days. Carley Millhone, SELF, 19 July 2022 After the musician sat down on the single-seat couch, the model moved to sit on his lap, one hand placed demurely over the crotch of her itty bitty dress. Anna Chan, Billboard, 18 May 2022 The Stohlquist vest also offers adjustable straps — including quick-release crotch straps — security buckles, and a front zipper. Kathleen Willcox, Popular Mechanics, 15 June 2022 That includes having the crotch buckle buckled, the chest clip closed and the harness straps snug, Thomas said. Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2022 When audience members start slicing away the fabric around her breasts or near her crotch, there is a real sense of danger and violation. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, 13 June 2022 Period panties won't noticeably bulk up your crotch the way most diapers do. De Elizabeth, Allure, 5 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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17 Aug 2022

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More Definitions for crotch


\ 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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