- to cover, clothe, or drape with crepe.
Origin of crepe
1790–1800; < French < Latin crispus curled, wrinkled
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His hair in front was well loaded with pomatum, frizzled or creped, and powdered; the ear locks had undergone the same process.Customs and Fashions in Old New England
Alice Morse Earle
- (tr) to cover or drape with crepe
C19: from French crêpe, from Latin crispus curled, uneven, wrinkled
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Word Origin and History for creped
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.
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