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[krip] /krɪp/
noun, Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a term used to refer to a person who is partially or totally unable to use one or more limbs.
Origin of crip
1915-20, Americanism; shortened form of cripple Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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member of a major U.S. street gang, founded in South Central Los Angeles 1971, the name supposedly originally was cribs, partly a reference to the youth of most of the original members, and when they began carrying "pimp canes" it was altered to Crip, which has been attested in U.S. slang as a shortening of cripple (n.) since 1918.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  1. A cripple; gimp: ''Phony crips'' as the fraudulent cripples call each other (1918+ Hoboes & underworld)
  2. (also crip course) An easy course; crib course, gut course, snap (1920s+ College students)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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