\ 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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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 Baker Mayfield's flag-planting, crotch-grabbing antics didn't deter the Browns. Tom Withers,, "No, Johnny, no: Browns are sure top pick Baker Mayfield is no Johnny Manziel," 27 Apr. 2018 Located on Hollywood and La Brea, the statue depicts Weinstein sitting on a casting couch in a bathrobe, while holding a phallic Oscar statuette near his crotch and inviting pedestrians to sit next to him. Nick Romano, ajc, "Statue of Harvey Weinstein in a bathrobe appears in Hollywood ahead of Oscars," 1 Mar. 2018 While the Silky Underwear product can add some dryness to the thighs and crotch area, it should be used as an anti-chafing product only when sweating and activity is moderate. Louise Green, SELF, "5 Tips for Avoiding Inner-Thigh Chafing This Summer," 5 July 2018 The new guidelines are simple: High chairs are required to use a passive crotch restraint and a three-point restraint system. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "New High Chair Safety Standards Are Coming — Here's Everything You Need to Know," 21 June 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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