crape

noun
\ ˈkrāp How to pronounce crape (audio) \

Definition of crape

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

crape

verb (1)
craped; craping

Definition of crape (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to cover or shroud with or as if with crape

crape

verb (2)
craped; craping

Definition of crape (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

: to make (the hair) curly

First Known Use of crape

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

History and Etymology for crape

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

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“Crape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crape. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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