\ˈkräch \

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 \ adjective

Examples of crotch in a Sentence

the crotch of the pants

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Buzzfeed reported that the driver said Winston groped her crotch. Ken Belson, New York Times, "Buccaneers’ Jameis Winston Suspended for Three Games," 28 June 2018 The motorcycle was a Honda or Suki crotch-rocket, according to the police report. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "Driver honked at weaving motorcycle. His girlfriend got hit in the face with concrete, Ohio cops say," 19 June 2018 Lawyer Craig Ashton says his client, Gina Piazza, 22, was at the salon that day, and noticed what looked like a charging hub pointed at her crotch area inside the tanning room. Nashelly Chavez, sacbee, "Police investigate hidden camera found at a Folsom tanning salon | The Sacramento Bee," 17 May 2018 Defendant then inserted his hand in Ms. Vachata’s crotch area and tried to push his hand up between her legs around her vaginal area. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, "Venture capitalist bragged about Steve Jobs, then assaulted woman on overnight flight, lawsuit says," 14 Feb. 2018 Both sides are in the crotch-grabbing phase at the moment. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Trump’s Trade Tactic Might Work," 6 Apr. 2018 Webworms are forming in the crotches of pecan, walnut and persimmon branches. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "The tough half of the gardening marathon is ahead. Here's how to finish strong," 6 July 2018 The camera then cut to Cooper and Griffin and caught the Emmy Award-winner with her face in Cooper’s crotch. Fox News, "Kathy Griffin's most outrageous moments: From Trump photo shoot to stripping on live TV," 19 June 2018 Kurt’s a comedian, so the purpose of this trip was being paid to stand on stage in London and take the temperature of British people’s crotches with a laser thermometer. Lauren Cook, The Cut, "Never Take a Romantic Vacation for Your Second Date," 15 May 2018

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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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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 \

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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