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



    (also creche) noun
    BrE BrE//kreʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kreʃ//
    Raising children
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  1. 1(British English) a place where babies and small children are taken care of while their parents are working, studying, shopping, etc. Younger children can be left in the crèche. compare day nursery See related entries: Raising children
  2. 2(North American English) (British English crib) a model of the scene of Jesus Christ’s birth, placed in churches and homes at Christmas
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