Word Origin noun, verb (used with object), craped, crap·ing. crepe. Origin of crape
Related forms crape·like, adjective 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. crepe paper. crepe rubber. verb (used with object), creped, crep·ing. to cover, clothe, or drape with crepe. Origin of crepe 1790–1800; < French < Latin crispus curled, wrinkled
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British Dictionary definitions for craping a variant spelling of crepe crepe, esp when used for mourning clothes a band of black crepe worn in mourning Derived Forms crapy, adjective a light cotton, silk, or other fabric with a fine ridged or crinkled surface ( as modifier) a crepe dress a black armband originally made of this, worn as a sign of mourning a very thin pancake, often rolled or folded around a filling short for crepe paper, crepe rubber (tr) to cover or drape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 craping crape n.
1630s, Englished spelling of
crepe (q.v.). crepe n.
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.
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