from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a crotch; forked.
  • Peevish; cross; crotchety.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a crotch; forked.
  • adjective Prov. Eng. Cross; peevish.
  • adjective (Billiards) Lying within a crotch; -- said of the object balls in the three-ball carom game whenever the centers of both lie within a 41/2-inch square at a corner of the table, in which case but three counts are allowed unless one or both balls be forced out of the crotch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having a crotch or fork; forked
  • adjective UK, dialect cross; peevish


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