crochet

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English[edit]

Crocheting a round shape
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Etymology[edit]

From French crochet, from Middle French crochet, from Old French crochet, crokét (curved instrument, hook), diminutive of Old French croc (hook), from Old Frankish *krōk (hook) or from Old Norse krókr (hook, bend, bight), both from Proto-Germanic *krōkaz (hook), from Proto-Indo-European *gerg- (tracery, basket, twist). Cognate with Middle English crōc (crook, hook), Middle Dutch croec, crōc (curl). Doublet of crocket, croquet, and crotchet. More at crook, crooked.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /kɹoʊˈʃeɪ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Noun[edit]

crochet (plural crochets)

  1. Needlework made by looping thread with a hooked needle.
  2. A certain crest of enamel on the molar teeth of some rhinoceroses.

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Verb[edit]

crochet (third-person singular simple present crochets, present participle crocheting, simple past and past participle crocheted)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To make (a piece of) needlework using a hooked needle; to make interlocking loops of thread.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From croc +‎ -et with palatalization.

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Noun[edit]

crochet m (plural crochets)

  1. hook (rod bent into a curved shape)
  2. (typography) square bracket
  3. fang (of snake)
  4. (architecture) crocket
  5. crochet
  6. (boxing) hook
  7. (soccer, rugby) sidestep
  8. detour

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French crochet; doublet of croket.

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Noun[edit]

crochet (plural crochettes)

  1. hook, crook
  2. hooked staff
  3. crotchet (musical note)
  4. (rare) crocket

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Norman[edit]

Noun[edit]

crochet m (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of crachet

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from French crochet. Doublet of colchete.

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Noun[edit]

crochet m (plural crochets)

  1. (sewing) crochet (needlework made by looping thread)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French croquet.

Noun[edit]

crochet n (uncountable)

  1. croquet

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

crochet m (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of croché
  2. (architecture) crocket