or creme

[ krem, kreem; French krem ]

noun,plural crèmes [kremz, kreemz; French krem]. /krɛmz, krimz; French krɛm/.
  1. one of a class of liqueurs of a rather thick consistency.

Origin of crème

From French, dating back to 1815–25; see origin at cream

Words Nearby crème Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use crème in a sentence

  • This was the top of the madmen's organization; these three were the creme de la creme of the Normal human's real enemies.

    The Penal Cluster | Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
  • Called Par Excellence Creme, wrapped in silver foil with a gold label, it sells for fifteen cents and costs you ten.

    Business English | Rose Buhlig
  • Creme Franaise au Rhum is made the same as the foregoing, substituting rum for maraschino.

    Desserts and Salads | Gesine Lemcke
  • The Colonel still sat in his chair, nursing his last drop of creme de menthe resentfully.

    Aaron's Rod | D. H. Lawrence
  • I gave the woman a dose of creme of tarter and flour of Sulphur, and the man Some eye water.

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark | Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

British Dictionary definitions for crème


/ (krɛm, kriːm, kreɪm) /

  1. cream

  2. any of various sweet liqueurs: crème de moka

  1. (of a liqueur) rich and sweet

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