verb (used with object)
Origin of groin
Examples from the Web for groin
Merabet had already been immobilized by a bullet to the groin.
He closed his eyes, imagining the virgins, imagining away the pain in his head and groin.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
One of the pictures showed Vice President Dick Cheney outside the Oval Office, hands cupped in front of his groin.
In another case, a female officer kicked a 37-year-old woman in the groin.In Los Angeles, Questions of Police Brutality Dog LAPD|Christine Pelisek|November 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He scored big with Tommy, then was nearly deported for kicking an NYPD officer in the groin at the Fillmore.Speed Read: 11 Most Shocking Moments From Pete Townshend’s ‘Who I Am’|Abby Haglage|October 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The longitudinal dark lines on the dorsum are continuous to the groin in 95 specimens and fragmented in two specimens.Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala Group|William E. Duellman
Arterio-venous aneurysm is a frequent result of injuries by modern high-velocity bullets—for example, in the neck or groin.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
There is a grayish or brown dark stripe from the nostril to the eye; the stripe continues to the groin.A Distributional Study of the Amphibians of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico|William E. Duellman
Ventrolateral glands moderately developed, not reaching axilla or groin and broadly separated midventrally.A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla|William E. Duellman
Figs. 8, 9, and 10 are and cross bandages in case of injuries in the groin.
Word Origin for groin
1590s, earlier grine (1530s), from Middle English grynde "groin" (c.1400), originally "depression in the ground," from Old English grynde "abyss," perhaps also "depression, hollow," from Proto-Germanic *grundus (see ground). Altered 16c. by influence of loin or obsolete groin "snout." The architectural groin "edge formed by the intersection of two vaults" is from 1725.