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verb (1)

crapped; crapping

intransitive verb

usually vulgar


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noun (1)

usually vulgar : feces
usually vulgar : the act of defecating
slang, sometimes vulgar : nonsense, rubbish


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noun (2)

used as an attributive form of craps
a crap game
a crap table
: a throw of 2, 3, or 12 in the game of craps losing the shooter his bet unless he has a point

called also craps

compare natural


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verb (2)

crapped; crapping

intransitive verb

: to throw a crap
: to throw a seven while trying to make a point
usually used with out

Examples of crap in a Sentence

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The first dozen mini excavations revealed mostly twentieth-century crap—aluminum cans, part of a sink, a 1947 dime. Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, 15 July 2024 The halfway point gives us another occasion to say, Gunnar Henderson — holy crap! Childs Walker, Baltimore Sun, 28 June 2024 The poor Coronavirus crap been weighing on us — been weighing on me. Marcus Reichley, The Arizona Republic, 3 July 2024 Everyone was taking all their crap off and getting ready to go back to their hotels., 2 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for crap 

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Word History


Noun (1) and Verb (1)

British dialect crap, craps residue from rendered fat, from Middle English crappe, perhaps from Old French crappe chaff, residue, from Medieval Latin crappa

Noun (2)

singular of craps

First Known Use

Verb (1)

1846, in the meaning defined above

Noun (1)

circa 1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

circa 1930, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of crap was in 1843

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Cite this Entry

“Crap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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