craps

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English[edit]

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A Pair of Dice

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Louisiana Creole French craps, a corruption of English crabs

Noun[edit]

craps (plural only)

  1. (plural only) a game of gambling, or chance, where the players "roll" or throw dice to make scores and avoid crap
    • 1920, Peter B. Kyne, The Understanding Heart, Chapter XII
      “As an inventor,” Bob Mason suggested, “you're a howling success at shooting craps ! If I were as free of spavins, ringbone, saddle-galls, and splints as you are, I'd have that nanny-goat in here, hog-tie her, flop her and let the boy help himself. []

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

craps

  1. plural form of crap
  2. (plural only, slang, vulgar) diarrhea.

Verb[edit]

craps

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of crap

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