From Middle English crappe, also in plural: crappys, craps (“chaff; buckwheat”), from Middle French crape, from Old French crappe, crapin (“chaff”) (compare Medieval Latin crappa pl, also crapinum), from Old Dutch krappen (“to cut off, pluck off”) (whence Middle Dutch crappe, crap (“a chop, cutlet”), whence Dutch krip (“a steak”)). Related to crop.
- (obsolete) The husk of grain; chaff.
- (slang, mildly vulgar, uncountable) Something worthless or of poor quality; junk.
- The long-running game show went from offering good prizes to crap in no time.
- (slang, mildly vulgar, uncountable) Nonsense; something untrue.
- The college student boasted of completing a 10,000-word essay on Shakespeare, but that claim was utter crap.
- (slang, mildly vulgar) Faeces/feces.
- I stepped in some dog crap that was on the sidewalk.
- (slang, mildly vulgar, countable) An act of defecation.
- I have to take a crap.
- (faeces): poop, poo, dump, shit, plump. Note: often used as a less vulgar synonym for, or minced form of, shit in all its senses.
- and crap
- beat the crap out of
- crap artist
- crap hat
- crap on a stick
- crap one’s pants
- crap shoot
- cut the crap
- full of crap
- get one's crap together
- give a crap
- holy crap
- holy crap on a cracker
- holy crap on a stick
- load of crap
- piece of crap
- pile of crap
- (mildly vulgar, slang, intransitive) To defecate.
- That soup tasted funny, and now I need to crap.
- (mildly vulgar, slang, transitive) To defecate in or on (clothing etc.).
- He almost crapped his pants from fright.
- (India, mildly vulgar, slang, transitive) To bullshit.
- Don't try to crap me: I know you're lying.
- (chiefly UK, Canada, colloquial, mildly vulgar) Of poor quality.
- I drove an old crap car for ten years before buying a new one.
- (slang) Expression of worry, fear, shock, surprise, disgust, annoyance, or dismay.
- Oh crap! The other driver's going to hit my car!
- Crap! I lost the game.
- What the crap?!
- Aw, crap, I have to start over again from the beginning of the level.
From crab's eyes.
crap (plural craps)
- Michael Quinion (2004), “Crap”, in Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenious Tales of Words and Their Origins, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books in association with Penguin Books, →ISBN.
- (transitive, intransitive) to shrink ((cause to) become smaller), constrict (to narrow)
- (intransitive) to contract (draw together, shorten, lessen)
- (transitive) to crumple (cause to collapse)
- to purse (press (the lips) together)
- to roll up (make into a cylindrical or fold-like shape)
* Indirect relative
† Archaic or dialect form
‡‡ Dependent form used with particles that trigger eclipsis
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.|
- “crap”, in Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926, Royal Irish Academy
- G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “crapaid, crapaigid”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
- Dinneen, Patrick S. (1904), “crapaim”, in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, 1st edition, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, page 191
- Ó Dónaill, Niall (1977), “crap”, in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, Dublin: An Gúm, →ISBN
- Alternative form of
crap m (plural crapi)
crap m (plural craps)
- Crop (and hence head, particularly of plants or top).
- Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 32