crepe paper



thin paper densely wrinkled to resemble crepe, used for decorating, wrapping, etc.

Origin of crepe paper

First recorded in 1890–95
Also called crepe.

Related forms

crepe-pa·per, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for crepe paper

  • Sit down here in the parlor and gaze at the crepe-paper oranges while I powder my nose and get into some street clothes.

British Dictionary definitions for crepe paper

crepe paper


thin crinkled coloured paper, resembling crepe and used for decorations

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