[kreyp; for 2 also krep or, French, krep]
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
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(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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1797, from French crêpe, from Old French crespe (14c.), from Latin crispa, fem. of crispus "curled, wrinkled" (see crisp (adj.)). Meaning "small, thin pancake" is from 1877. Crepe paper is first attested 1895.
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