adjective, crass·er, crass·est.
- crassulacean acid metabolism,
Origin of crass
Examples from the Web for crass
Mary Elizabeth Williams of Salon labels the show a “crass stunt” on a “bottom-feeding vortex of sadness network.”Your Husband Is Definitely Gay: TLC’s Painful Portrait of Mormonism|Samantha Allen|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
By the way, killjoys, American charitable giving goes up by 42 percent during this season of crass materialistic greed and excess.
Brash, crass, and overflowing with wiseass attitude, he remains the ultimate postmodern superhero.
Brash, crass, and sporting a perpetually raised eyebrow, Ash Williams remains the ultimate postmodern superhero.
Many of the agents were insensitive and crass, shouting insults and expletives at the detainees in Spanish.This Church Is Reviving the Sanctuary Movement to Shelter Undocumented Immigrants From Deportation|Caitlin Dickson|June 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Be the crass, O'Connell I'll make you look nine ways at wanst for this!Phelim O'toole's Courtship and Other Stories|William Carleton
He had only sevenpence left, just enough to pay for another pint for Crass and half a pint for everyone else.
"Free love" has also its fanatics who are guilty of quite as crass excess.The Morality of Woman and Other Essays|Ellen Key
We also exhibit the agricultural produce, but largely in a crass and rude way to display bulk and to win prizes.The Holy Earth|L. H. Bailey
Crass and Owen were the only two whose wages were not reduced.
Word Origin for crass
1540s, from Middle French crasse (16c.), from Latin crassus "solid, thick, fat; dense." The literal sense always has been rare in English; meaning "grossly stupid" is recorded from 1650s, from French. Related: Crassly; crassness.