Definition of crotch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//krɒtʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//krɑːtʃ//
    (also crutch)
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  1. 1 the part of the body where the legs join at the top, including the area around the genitals
  2. 2the part of a pair of trousers/pants, etc. that covers the crotch There's a hole in the crotch.
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent. (denoting an agricultural or garden fork, also a crutch): perhaps related to Old French croche ‘crozier, shepherd's crook’, based on Old Norse krókr ‘hook’; partly also a variant of crutch.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crotch