noun, plural crèch·es [kresh-iz, krey-shiz; French kresh] /ˈkrɛʃ ɪz, ˈkreɪ ʃɪz; French krɛʃ/.
Origin of crèche
Related Words for crechenursery, daycare, preschool, playroom, cradle, stable, Bethlehem, playschool
Examples from the Web for creche
Historical Examples of creche
A special nursery, the "Creche," was built for their children.America's Munitions 1917-1918
How am I supposed to protect the Creche from the likes of Erikson?
Third, the artificial persons that streamed from the Creche were blasphemy.
There are almost a thousand androids in the Creche as of this morning.
"But the Creche is here, and I am here to guard it as my forefathers did," Merrick said.
- a day nursery for very young children
- a supervised play area provided for young children for short periods
Word Origin for crèche
"Christmas manger scene," 1792, from French crèche, from Old French cresche (13c.) "crib, manger, stall," ultimately from a Germanic source, cf. Old High German kripja, Old English cribb (see crib). Also "a public nursery for infants where they are cared for while their mothers are at work" (1854).