Origin of crape
- to cover, clothe, or drape with crepe.
Origin of crepe
Examples from the Web for crape
Crape is the quality of goods most closely allied with mourning.The Etiquette of To-day
Edith B. Ordway
Crape was tied on the door-knocker and the salon was closed.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14
That Crape on the Whip assumed the force of a call to the Church, urging to self-denial and to active effort.The Man with the Book
John Matthias Weylland
Crape was seen wherever the eye turned—surrounding the galleries, fronting the platform, encircling the choir.The Story of My Life
- a variant spelling of crepe
- crepe, esp when used for mourning clothes
- a band of black crepe worn in mourning
- (tr) to cover or drape with crepe
Word Origin and History for crape
1630s, Englished spelling of crepe (q.v.).
1797, from French crêpe, from Old French crespe (14c.), from Latin crispa, fem. of crispus "curled, wrinkled" (see crisp (adj.)). Meaning "small, thin pancake" is from 1877. Crepe paper is first attested 1895.