Definition of

Crutch

  1. (noun, act) anything that serves as an expedient
  2. (noun, artifact) a wooden or metal staff that fits under the armpit and reaches to the ground; used by disabled person while walking

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Crutch

Hypernyms: expedient, staff

Origin of the word Crutch

  1. O.E. crycce "staff," from P.Gmc. *krukjo. Figurative sense is first recorded c.1600. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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