Origin of decrepit
Examples from the Web for decrepit
It was headquartered in Stanleyville, in a tall corner building that still stands in the decrepit, yet lively, downtown.
Only a rounded bar and three rotting bathtubs remain in the decrepit club.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The decrepit BMD came to a stop with a gear-clanking jolt by the water, and within seconds the soldiers broke out the vodka.
As I stepped out of a decrepit office building into a perfect sunny day, a member of my team started talking into his radio.We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night|Nathan Bradley Bethea|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Wandering around Tribeca, you may stumble upon a decrepit elevator shaft that's full of curiosities.
Was she, in her decrepit mendicancy, still youthful enough to remember something of the old happier days?Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
The men were absent hunting and the camp was given over to the women and decrepit dogs.Through the Heart of Patagonia|H. Hesketh Prichard
But John harnessed his decrepit mare to his ramshackle buggy, and started for town.The Girls of Central High|Gertrude W. Morrison
The law is somewhat old and decrepit, and the modern well-to-do swindler is very much up to date.The Law and the Poor|Edward Abbott Parry
In addition to homeless boys who steal from destitution, there are, as I have said, a number of decrepit old men who do the same.Crime and Its Causes|William Douglas Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for decrepit
Word Origin for decrepit
Word Origin and History for decrepit
mid-15c., from Middle French décrépit (15c.), from Latin decrepitus "very old, infirm," from de- "down" (see de-) + *crepitus, past participle of crepare "to crack, break."