croche

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See also: croché and crochê

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for croche in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


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 (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
    • 1996, Chrystine Brouillet, C'est pour mieux t'aimer, mon enfant, →ISBN, page 79:
      "T'a peut-être fait quelque chose de croche." — Maybe you did something wrong.

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Noun[edit]

croche f (plural croches)

  1. (music) an eighth note or quaver

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Feminine form of croc

Adjective[edit]

croche m (oblique and nominative feminine singular croche)

  1. hooked; curved
    un nez croche
    a hooked nose

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Noun[edit]

croche ?

  1. hook