- to cover, clothe, or drape with crepe.
Origin of crepe
1790–1800; < French < Latin crispus curled, wrinkled
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- (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 creping
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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