crap

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See also: CRAP and crăp

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English crappe, also in plural: crappen, crappys, craps (chaff; buckwheat), from Old French crappe, crapin (chaff) (compare Medieval Latin crappa (plural), 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.

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crap (usually uncountable, plural craps)

  1. (obsolete) The husk of grain; chaff.
  2. (slang, mildly vulgar) Something of poor quality.
    The long-running game show went from offering good prizes to crap in no time.
  3. (slang, mildly vulgar) Something that is rubbish; nonsense.
    The college student boasted of completing a 10,000-word essay on Shakespeare, but the professor judged it as utter crap.
  4. (slang, mildly vulgar) Faeces or feces.
  5. (slang, mildly vulgar, countable) An act of defecation.
    I have to take a crap.
  6. (slang, mildly vulgar) Useless object or entity.
    What is that? It's just a bunch of crap.
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crap (third-person singular simple present craps, present participle crapping, simple past and past participle crapped)

  1. (vulgar, slang) To defecate.
  2. (India, vulgar, slang) To bullshit.
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crap (comparative crapper, superlative crappest)

  1. (chiefly Britain, Canada, colloquial, somewhat vulgar) Of poor quality.
    I drove an old crap car for ten years before buying a new one.
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crap

  1. (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.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From crab's eyes.

Noun[edit]

crap (plural craps)

  1. (gambling, dice games) A losing throw of 2, 3, or 12 in craps.
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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Serbo-Croatian krap and Bulgarian крап (krap).

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crap m (plural crapi)

  1. Cyprinus carpio; European carp, common carp

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crap m (plural craps)

  1. stone