\ 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 crotched (audio) \ adjective

Examples of crotch in a Sentence

the crotch of the pants

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The director Tony Montana said Spacey grabbed his crotch and followed him into a bar bathroom in 2003. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Kevin Spacey Is Not Vindicated," 18 July 2019 An extra lightweight layer will help keep your crotch area dry and are a lifesaver if your skirt blows up in the wind. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "12 Curvy Girl Fashion Hacks to Get You Through Summer," 23 May 2019 My neighbor regularly goes around gardening in her yard wearing yoga pants with huge tears in the inner thighs and an even bigger hole in the crotch. Dear Abby,, "Dear Abby: Suspicions about boyfriend were true. Can trust be rebuilt?," 14 Aug. 2019 Until laundry day, the discharge is soaked into the cotton crotch of the panties, creating a layer of bacteria (as in vaginitis), yeast and mold. Essence, "Ask An OB-GYN: How Long Should I Keep My Panties Before They're No Good?," 9 Aug. 2019 The fans become extensions of arms, or masks for faces, or faux-modest coverage for crotches. Janine Parker,, "An intensely joyful performance from Mark Morris Dance Group at Jacob’s Pillow," 18 July 2019 Their muscles were bulging; hairless incredible hulks with flat abs and veins branching from their crotch into their lower stomach. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Where Is Neil Malcolm Roberts?," 29 June 2019 Hendricks — or someone using his Facebook account — uploaded a photo illustration of President Donald Trump forcing the head of Ocasio-Cortez toward his crotch. A.c. Thompson, ProPublica, "Border Patrol Condemns Secret Facebook Group, but Reveals Few Specifics," 10 July 2019 Another customer complained to a store employee that Patton had repeatedly bumped up against her with his crotch. Sarah Horner, Twin Cities, "Trucker exposed himself and touched other customers at Vadnais Heights Target, charges say," 9 July 2019

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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 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


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Medical Definition of crotch

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

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