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noun Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
  1. a term used to refer to a person who is partially or totally unable to use one or more limbs.
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Origin of crip

1915–20, Americanism; shortened form of cripple
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  • By crip, I've a notion—Let's see, there's Miguel—he's too swift.

    Overland Red

    Henry Herbert Knibbs

  • Crip was eleven, it was his birthday, and Crip was in disgrace—in a garret.

  • Crip went, and he was having the dismal time of it referred to in the beginning of this story.

Word Origin and History for crip



member of a major U.S. street gang, founded in South Central Los Angeles 1971, the name supposedly originally was cribs, partly a reference to the youth of most of the original members, and when they began carrying "pimp canes" it was altered to Crip, which has been attested in U.S. slang as a shortening of cripple (n.) since 1918.

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