A crutch is a figure of speech that describes something that is used as a surrogate or substitute for a more ideal solution or approach, as in the use of medical crutches as an assistance device for walking. The term also implies a degree of habitual laziness.
"A debugger is a crutch for programmers too lazy to add proper logging to their applications."

"Using pre-made pancake mix instead of making it from scratch is a crutch."
by glycoslave April 15, 2010
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A thick piece of paper or tagboard used in the mouth piece of a joint to support the paper and faciliate easy smoking of said joint.
Damn nigga! You better put a crutch in that little prison J so we can smoke that bitch 'til the wheels fall off it!

"I take sacks to the face whenever I can, don't need no crutch, i get so keyed up, 'til the joint be burnin' my hand" -Luniz, "I Got 5 On It"
by ShortBus Driver August 12, 2004
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Something that is necessary but impedes one from doing better.
Oxygen is a crutch for swimmers.
by iSleep April 6, 2010
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its like a thing u do that makes u feel good, if feelin shitty, when u do something it feels like ya dont got no troubles, the something u do to make u feel like that is your CRUTCH
"playin pool is my crutch"
"ma friends is ma crutch"
by MystaReeMan October 23, 2003
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In pocket billiards (pool), a "crutch" is the stick used to shoot with when you cannot reach the cue ball. It is formally known as a "mechanical bridge".

It's referred to as a crutch to insinuate that you're a lesser player that needs "help" to make a shot (this is a very big misconception, however).

It is sometimes also referred to as a "wussy stick".
The only way he could make the ball was with the damn crutch!
by Giskard July 2, 2004
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Using someone or something and never getting over it just as an excuse to be continuously unhappy
She's his crutch, he always uses her as an excuse to be unhappy.
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1. to hide an item, usually a "load" of drugs in your crotch, either in your underwear or by "plugging" inside the vagina or anus.
2. to shoplift by place items up your skirt.
1. quick its the old bill, crutch the load.
2. I just crutched a rotisserie chicken, it burnt my thighs.
by amhayx September 9, 2010
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