crotchet crotchet


  1. (n) a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
  2. (n) a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note
  3. (n) a strange attitude or habit
  4. (n) a small tool or hooklike implement


  1. France's diminished cultural profile would be just another interesting national crotchet like Italy's low birthrate, or Russia's fondness for vodka if France weren't France.
  2. Here in our happy democracy everyone's opinion is equally valuable, everyone's question is equally informed, and every crotchet and quirk is equally worthy of the President's time.
  3. He tells her her smile is picturescue, And now he whispers, a bit pajamaly, That he's fed to the teeth with his whole fam damily, Perhaps she'll forgive an old man's crotchet.


  • Get The Look: Jamie Chung’s Summery Lace Shorts Ensemble

    Every summer we spot someone in a pair of relaxed crotchet shorts. Sometimes they look great, like Jamie Chung's look, and sometimes they look tragic (use your imagination).... More »
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Atlanta Post

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