verb (used without object)
Origin of carp1
Related formscarp·er, noun
Definition for carp (2 of 4)
noun, plural (especially collectively) carp, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) carps.
Origin of carp2
Definition for carp (3 of 4)
Origin of -carp
Definition for carp (4 of 4)
Examples from the Web for carp
Bringing in more revenue than most African governments is hardly reason to carp.Google 2011 Results Show Growth, But Can Tech Giant Thrive in Long Run?|Zachary Karabell|January 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Made with roe from mullet, carp, cod, lobsters, or even crab, taramasalata—salty, creamy, bright, with little pops!
Instead, they gave Americans tax cuts, defense hikes, and middle class spending, leaving Democrats to carp about deficits.
She went by the name of the Carp, and she was very squat, small and ugly, her telescopic conning tower being of hard canvas.Studies in love and in terror|Marie Belloc Lowndes
The mediæval monks, in like manner, introduced the carp for their Friday dinners.Falling in Love|Grant Allen
Carp were taken most commonly in quiet water near brush or other cover.
All kinds of fish were gathered about Stickelback, minnows, carp and perch, listening and laughing at the story.Verotchka's Tales|Mamin Siberiak
This was the miscarriage which caused the memorable scene at the carp basin.The Correspondence of Madame, Princess Palatine, Mother of the Regent; of Marie-Adlade de Savoie, Duchesse de Bourgogne; and of Madame de Maintenon, in Relation to Saint-Cyr|Charlotte-Elisabeth, duchesse d Orlans; Marie Adelaide, of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy; and Madame de Maintenon