crape

[ kreyp ]
/ kreɪp /

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

Origin of crape

Anglicized spelling

Related forms

crape·like, adjective

Can be confused

crap crape crepe crept

Definition for craping (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 confused

crap crape crepe crêpe crept
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British Dictionary definitions for craping (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 Forms

crapy, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for craping (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a black armband originally made of this, worn as a sign of mourning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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