- 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
Derived Formscrapy, adjective
- a variant spelling of crepe
- crepe, esp when used for mourning clothes
- a band of black crepe worn in mourning
- 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- a black armband originally made of this, worn as a sign of mourning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
C19: from French crêpe, from Latin crispus curled, uneven, wrinkled
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Word Origin and History for craping
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.
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