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crepe

noun \ˈkrāp\

Simple Definition of crepe

  • : a very thin pancake

  • : a thin often silk or cotton cloth that has many very small wrinkles all over its surface

  • : a thin, hard type of rubber that has a bumpy surface and that is used especially for the bottoms of shoes

Full Definition of crepe

  1. 1 :  a light crinkled fabric woven of any of various fibers

  2. 2 :  crape 2

  3. 3 :  crude rubber in the form of nearly white to brown crinkled sheets used especially for shoe soles <crepe-soled shoes>

  4. 4 :  a small very thin pancake

crepe adjective
crep·ey or crepy play \ˈkrā-pē\ adjective

Variants of crepe

or crêpe play \ˈkrāp\

Origin of crepe

French crêpe — more at crape


First Known Use: 1750

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