Origin of crape
- to cover, clothe, or drape with crepe.
Origin of crepe
Examples from the Web for crapes
Crapes seem to weigh her down, yet there must be some for street use.Floyd Grandon's Honor
Amanda Minnie Douglas
Crapes are all woven and dyed with the silk in the raw state.
Crapes are crisped (crepés) or smooth; the former being double, are used in close mourning, the latter in less deep.
- a variant spelling of crepe
- crepe, esp when used for mourning clothes
- a band of black crepe worn in mourning
- (tr) to cover or drape with crepe
Word Origin and History for crapes
1630s, Englished spelling of crepe (q.v.).
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.