croche

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English croche, from Old French croche, equivalent to French crochet (hook), croc (hook), from Frankish *krok (hook), from Proto-Germanic *krukaz, *krōkaz (something bent, hook), from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (to turn, bend, wind). Cognate with Old Norse krókr (hook).

Noun[edit]

croche (plural croches)

  1. A little bud or knob at the top of a deer's antler.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French croche, from Old French croche, feminine form of croc (hook), from Frankish *krok (hook), from Proto-Germanic *krukaz, *krōkaz (something bent, hook), from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (to turn, bend, wind). Cognate with Old Norse krókr (hook).

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Adjective[edit]

croche (masculine and feminine, plural croches)

  1. (Canada, informal) hooked; curved
  2. (Canada, informal) not straight as it should be
  3. (Canada, informal) dishonest or of otherwise dubious morality

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Noun[edit]

croche f (plural croches)

  1. (music) an eighth note or quaver

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Old French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

croche m, f

  1. hooked; curved
    un nez croche
    a hooked nose

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Noun[edit]

croche ?

  1. hook