crap·​pie ˈkrä-pē How to pronounce crappie (audio)

Examples of crappie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Productive crappie hatches in 2018 and 2019 continue to support excellent fishing. Chad Murphy, The Enquirer, 11 June 2024 Trout streams are being stocked, crappies and bluegills are firing up and even on some nasty days some bass are starting to roam and feed. Jim Gronaw, Baltimore Sun, 10 Mar. 2024 Wally Marshall Wally Marshall on How to Fish for Pressured Crappie Lake Fork in Texas is widely known as one of the best big crappie lakes in the country, and Wally Marshall—a.k.a. Will Brantley, Field & Stream, 2 May 2024 Compared to popular gamefish like bass, walleyes, crappies, and trout, northern pike have much tougher mouths. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, 18 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for crappie 

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Word History


Canadian French crapet

First Known Use

circa 1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of crappie was circa 1827

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“Crappie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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crap·​pie ˈkräp-ē How to pronounce crappie (audio)

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