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crepe

or crape

[ kreyp ]
/ kreɪp /
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noun
a lightweight fabric of silk, cotton, or other fiber, with a finely crinkled or ridged surface.
a usually black band or piece of this material, worn as a token of mourning.
a thin, light, delicate pancake.
verb (used with object), creped, crep·ing.
to cover, clothe, or drape with crepe.
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Origin of crepe

1790–1800; <French <Latin crispus curled, wrinkled

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH crepe

crap, crape, crepe , crêpe, crept

Other definitions for crepe (2 of 2)

crêpe
[ kreyp; for 2 also krep or, French, krep ]
/ kreɪp; for 2 also krɛp or, French, krɛp /

noun, plural crêpes [kreyps; for 2 also kreps or, French, krep]. /kreɪps; for 2 also krɛps or, French, krɛp/.

Origin of crêpe

From French; see origin at crepe

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH crêpe

crap, crape, crepe, crêpe , crept
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British Dictionary definitions for crepe

crepe

crape

/ (kreɪp) /

noun
  1. a light cotton, silk, or other fabric with a fine ridged or crinkled surface
  2. (as modifier)a crepe dress
a black armband originally made of this, worn as a sign of mourning
a very thin pancake, often rolled or folded around a filling
verb
(tr) to cover or drape with crepe

Word Origin for crepe

C19: from French crêpe, from Latin crispus curled, uneven, wrinkled
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