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A coati sitting in a crotch of a tree


From Middle English crotche, croche (also in unassilibated form croke, "a shepherd's crook"), from Old French croche (shepherd's crook); merged with Middle English cruche, crucche (a crutch). More at crook, crutch.



crotch (plural crotches)

  1. The area where something forks or branches, a ramification takes place.
    There is a child sitting in a crotch of that tree.
  2. The (ventral) area of a person’s body where the legs fork from the trunk
    Every mile they rode their crotches felt worse saddlepain.
  3. (slang, euphemistic) Either the male or female genitalia.
    He cringed at being kicked in the crotch.

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