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craps

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈkraps\

Simple Definition of craps

  • : a game played for money with two dice

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of craps

  1. 1 :  a gambling game played with two dice

  2. 2 :  3crap 2

Origin of craps

Louisiana French, from French crabs, craps, from English crabs lowest throw at hazard, from plural of 1crab


First Known Use: 1842

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