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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Second, Paris pointed out that crappie fishing is all about bait presentation at the proper depth. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 19 Mar. 2022 Used correctly, the technology can be deadly on individual fish that are suspended in the water column and even deadlier on large schools of sport fish like crappie. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 19 Mar. 2022 Indian Lake is known for its wonderful crappie and bass fishing, and hosts many fishing tournaments. D'arcy Egan, cleveland, 21 July 2022 Beginning in late fall, Dale would fish for crappie that schooled up over deep water and take them in great numbers, sometimes over 100. Bill May, Baltimore Sun, 7 Nov. 2022 Good luck running out of things to do at Lake Livingston State Park, located on the shores of an 83,000-surface-acre lake, with catfish, perch, crappie and white bass galore. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Chron, 29 May 2022 At about the half-way point of the study, the 15/5 (15 total panfish with no more than five of a species) has resulted in mean increases of 1 inch in bluegill length and 2 inches in crappie length. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 May 2022 Three wetland streams flow into Lake Raven, the centerpiece of the park, where alligators splash in the water and shorebirds feed on crappie and largemouth bass. Outside Online, 17 June 2021 Lots of fishermen will be heading to inshore waters, where the crappie fishing has been outstanding at Berlin and West Branch reservoirs. cleveland, 5 May 2022 See More

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Word History


Canadian French crapet

First Known Use

circa 1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of crappie was circa 1827

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“Crappie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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

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