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crochet

[kroh-shey; British kroh-shey, -shee]
noun
  1. needlework done with a needle having a small hook at one end for drawing the thread or yarn through intertwined loops.
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verb (used with or without object), cro·cheted [kroh-sheyd; British kroh-sheyd, -sheed] /kroʊˈʃeɪd; British ˈkroʊ ʃeɪd, -ʃid/, cro·chet·ing [kroh-shey-ing; British kroh-shey-ing, -shee-ing] /kroʊˈʃeɪ ɪŋ; British ˈkroʊ ʃeɪ ɪŋ, -ʃi ɪŋ/.
  1. to form by crochet.
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Origin of crochet

1840–50; < French: knitting needle, literally, small hook, diminutive of croche, croc < Middle English or Scandinavian. See crook1, -et
Related formscro·chet·er [kroh-shey-er; British kroh-shey-er, -shee-] /kroʊˈʃeɪ ər; British ˈkroʊ ʃeɪ ər, -ʃi-/, nounwell-cro·cheted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crocheter

crochet

verb -chets (-ʃeɪz, -ʃɪz), -cheting (-ʃeɪɪŋ, -ʃɪɪŋ) or -cheted (-ʃeɪd, -ʃɪd)
  1. to make (a piece of needlework, a garment, etc) by looping and intertwining thread with a hooked needle (crochet hook)
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noun
  1. work made by crocheting
  2. architect another name for crocket
  3. zoology a hooklike structure of insect larvae that aids locomotion
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Derived Formscrocheter, noun

Word Origin for crochet

C19: from French crochet, diminutive of croc hook, probably of Scandinavian origin
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Word Origin and History for crocheter

crochet

n.

1840, from French crochet (12c.), diminutive of croc "hook," from Old Norse krokr "hook" (see crook). So called for the hooked needle used.

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crochet

v.

1858, from crochet (n.). Related: Crocheted; crocheting.

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