crap

verb (1)
\ ˈkrap How to pronounce crap (audio) \
crapped; crapping

Definition of crap

 (Entry 1 of 4)

intransitive verb

usually vulgar

crap

noun (1)

Definition of crap (Entry 2 of 4)

1a usually vulgar : feces
b usually vulgar : the act of defecating
2 slang, sometimes vulgar : nonsense, rubbish also : stuff sense 4b

crap

noun (2)

Definition of crap (Entry 3 of 4)

1 used as an attributive form of craps a crap gamea crap table
2 : 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

crap

verb (2)
crapped; crapping

Definition of crap (Entry 4 of 4)

intransitive verb

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

First Known Use of crap

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

History and Etymology for crap

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

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“Crap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crap. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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