crap·​o·​la ˌkrap-ˈō-lə How to pronounce crapola (audio)

Examples of crapola in a Sentence

The furniture in the garage is crapola. Everything he says is just a bunch of crapola.
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Word History


crap entry 2 + -ola, suffix forming jocular variants of words

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crapola was in 1941

Dictionary Entries Near crapola

Cite this Entry

“Crapola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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