adjective, crap·pi·er, crap·pi·est. Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
  1. extremely bad, unpleasant, or inferior; lousy: crappy weather.
  2. nasty, humiliating, insulting, or unfair: What a crappy thing to say about anyone!
  3. cheaply made or done; shoddy: a crappy job.

Origin of crappy

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; crap1 + -y1
Related formscrap·pi·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Word Origin and History for crappiness



1846, from crap (n.) + -y (2). Related: Crappily; crappiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper