- an act of defecation.
- nonsense; drivel.
- falsehood, exaggeration, propaganda, or the like.
verb (used without object), crapped, crap·ping.
verb (used with object), crapped, crap·ping.
- to behave in a foolish or silly manner.
- to avoid work.
- to treat badly, especially by humiliating, insulting, or slighting.
- to cause misery, misfortune, or discomfort.
Origin of crap1
Verb Phrases past and past participle crapped, present participle crap·ping.
- Also called seven out.(in the game of craps) to throw a 7 rather than make one's point.
- Slang.to abandon a project, activity, etc., because of fear, cowardice, exhaustion, loss of enthusiasm, etc.
- Slang.to break a promise or fail to fulfill a duty or obligation; renege.
Origin of crap2
Related Words for crappingidiocy, drivel, bunk, foolishness, baloney, junk, nonsense, bull, hogwash, claptrap, rigmarole, poppycock, ridiculousness, tomfoolery, twaddle, bunkum, refuse, trash, garbage, guff
Word Origin for crap
verb craps, crapping or crapped
Word Origin for crap
"defecate," 1846, from one of a cluster of words generally applied to things cast off or discarded (e.g. "weeds growing among corn" (early 15c.), "residue from renderings" (late 15c.), underworld slang for "money" (18c.), and in Shropshire, "dregs of beer or ale"), all probably from Middle English crappe "grain that was trodden underfoot in a barn, chaff" (mid-15c.), from Middle French crape "siftings," from Old French crappe, from Medieval Latin crappa, crapinum "chaff." Related: Crapped; crapping.
Despite folk etymology insistence, not from Thomas Crapper (1837-1910) who was, however, a busy plumber and may have had some minor role in the development of modern toilets. The name Crapper is a northern form of Cropper (attested from 1221), an occupational surname, obviously, but the exact reference is unclear.
"act of defecation," 1898; see crap (v.). Sense of "rubbish, nonsense" also first recorded 1898.
In addition to the idioms beginning with crap
- crap around
- crap out
- crap up
- cut the comedy (crap)
- full of crap