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- an act of defecation.
Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
- nonsense; drivel.
- falsehood, exaggeration, propaganda, or the like.
refuse; rubbish; junk; litter: Will you clean up that crap!
verb (used without object), crapped,crap·ping.
Vulgar. to defecate.
verb (used with object), crapped,crap·ping.
Slang: Sometimes Vulgar. to talk nonsense to; attempt to deceive.
crap around, Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
- to behave in a foolish or silly manner.
- to avoid work.
crap on, Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
- to treat badly, especially by humiliating, insulting, or slighting.
- to cause misery, misfortune, or discomfort.
crap up, Slang: Sometimes Vulgar. to botch, ruin, or cheapen; make a mess of.
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Origin of crap1
First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English crap “siftings of grain; chaff,” from Old French c(h)rape “siftings,” or Middle Dutch krappe “anything cut off or separated; scrap of meat”
Other definitions for crap (2 of 2)
[ krap ]
/ kræp /
(in craps) a losing throw, in which the total on the two dice is 2, 3, or 12.
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
An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; back formation from craps
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How to use crap in a sentence
If you want to deter them from trying this crap again, you have to change their expectations about how painful it will be to try again & fail.The case for consequences|Zack Beauchamp|January 12, 2021|Vox
We are witnessing absolute banana republic crap in the United States Capitol right now.Congress members under siege in Capitol tweet their shock and frustration|Danielle Abril|January 6, 2021|Fortune
Marie Kondo has contacted me personally to plead that I not decrease Jesse’s joy by crowding his home with more crap.Style Conversational Week 1414: YIP, YIP for 2021|Pat Myers|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
They were kicking the crap out of the Vikings in the first half, and then Kirk Cousins found something, even though his QBR for the game was trash.Are The Jets Tanking, Or Are They Just This Bad?|Sara Ziegler (email@example.com)|December 7, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
This isn’t just about taking a bunch of standard crap, mixing it in mixing bowl, and making Cheetos out of it, or whatever.Would you like “milk” with that Impossible burger?|James Temple|October 20, 2020|MIT Technology Review
British Dictionary definitions for crap (1 of 2)
/ (kræp) /
a losing throw in the game of craps
another name for craps
Word Origin for crap
C20: back formation from craps
British Dictionary definitions for crap (2 of 2)
/ (kræp) slang /
another word for faeces
verb craps, crapping or crapped
(intr) another word for defecate
Word Origin for crap
C15 crappe chaff, from Middle Dutch, probably from crappen to break off
usage for crap
This word was formerly considered to be taboo, and it was labelled as such in previous editions of Collins English Dictionary . However, it has now become acceptable in speech, although some older or more conservative people may object to its use
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Other Idioms and Phrases with crap
In addition to the idioms beginning with crap
- crap around
- crap out
- crap up
- cut the comedy (crap)
- full of crap
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.