crape

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noun

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: crepe
2
: a band of crepe worn on a hat or sleeve as a sign of mourning

crape

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verb (1)

craped; craping

transitive verb

: to cover or shroud with or as if with crape

crape

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verb (2)

craped; craping

transitive verb

: to make (the hair) curly

Examples of crape in a Sentence

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Noun
Certainly there is no need to preform the hacking and whacking that has been termed ‘crape murder’. Orlando Sentinel, 4 Mar. 2023 Whatever the case, my first guess—crape—was beyond excellent. Erik Kain, Forbes, 4 Feb. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

alteration of French crêpe, from Middle French crespe, from crespe curly, from Latin crispus — more at crisp entry 1

Verb (2)

French crêper, from Middle French cresper, from crespe

First Known Use

Noun

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (1)

1815, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1774, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crape was in 1633

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Cite this Entry

“Crape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crape. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

crape

noun
ˈkrāp
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2
: a band of crepe worn on a hat or sleeve as a sign of mourning
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