noun Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.

a term used to refer to a person who is partially or totally unable to use one or more limbs.

Origin of crip

1915–20, Americanism; shortened form of cripple Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper