[ kreyp ]
/ kreɪp /

noun, verb (used with object), craped, crap·ing.

Nearby words

  1. crap,
  2. crap around,
  3. crap out,
  4. crap up,
  5. crapaud,
  6. crape jasmine,
  7. crape myrtle,
  8. crapehanger,
  9. crapola,
  10. crapper

Origin of crape

Anglicized spelling

Related formscrape·like, adjective

Can be confusedcrap crape crepe crept


or crape

[ kreyp ]
/ kreɪp /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for crape

British Dictionary definitions for crape


/ (kreɪp) /


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



/ (kreɪp) /


  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a black armband originally made of this, worn as a sign of mourning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


(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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Word Origin and History for crape
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