crape

[ kreyp ]
/ kreɪp /
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noun, verb (used with object), craped, crap·ing.

Origin of crape

Anglicized spelling
Related formscrape·like, adjective
Can be confusedcrap crape crepe crept

Definition for crape (2 of 2)

crepe

or crape

[ kreyp ]
/ kreɪp /

noun

a lightweight fabric of silk, cotton, or other fiber, with a finely crinkled or ridged surface.
a usually black band or piece of this material, worn as a token of mourning.
a thin, light, delicate pancake.

verb (used with object), creped, crep·ing.

to cover, clothe, or drape with crepe.

Origin of crepe

1790–1800; < French < Latin crispus curled, wrinkled
Can be confusedcrap crape crepe crêpe crept
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British Dictionary definitions for crape (1 of 2)

crape

/ (kreɪp) /

noun

a variant spelling of crepe
crepe, esp when used for mourning clothes
a band of black crepe worn in mourning
Derived Formscrapy, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for crape (2 of 2)

crepe

crape

/ (kreɪp) /

noun

  1. a light cotton, silk, or other fabric with a fine ridged or crinkled surface
  2. (as modifier)a crepe dress
a black armband originally made of this, worn as a sign of mourning
a very thin pancake, often rolled or folded around a filling

verb

(tr) to cover or drape with crepe

Word Origin for crepe

C19: from French crêpe, from Latin crispus curled, uneven, wrinkled
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