Meaning of scrooch in English:


Pronunciation /skruːtʃ/


[no object] informal mainly US
  • Crouch; bend.

    • ‘he scrooched forward on his bar stool’
    • ‘The woman scrooched further down under the covers and pulled them tight around her head.’
    • ‘She scrooches up to me so close at night, there is no possible way she could get any closer.’
    • ‘She scrooches down to the ground, still wearing her soggy shorts and shirt.’


Mid 19th century dialect variant of US scrouge ‘squeeze, crowd’, perhaps reinforced by the verb crouch.