crap·py | \ˈkra-pē \
crappier; crappiest

Definition of crappy 


: markedly inferior in quality : lousy

Examples of crappy in a Sentence

I think that was the crappiest movie I've ever seen. I felt crappy all day yesterday.

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People get bored with their crappy, repetitive jobs. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "No One Picks Up the Phone Anymore," 31 May 2018 The Fire had just lost 4-3 to a crappy Philadelphia side. John Kass,, "Joy of Chicago's Croatians cresting as World Cup final with France approaches," 13 July 2018 In terms of sounding human, the restaurant demonstration was all being done with standard telephony gear and the ultra-crappy voice quality that comes with it. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Talking to Google Duplex: Google’s human-like phone AI feels revolutionary," 27 June 2018 These were really crappy, inefficient, polluting ways of getting illumination. Nathanael Johnson, WIRED, "Where Can Climate Activists Find Common Ground?," 9 July 2018 The crappie king of Pennsylvania was having, by his standards, a crappy day on the lake. Jason Nark,, "Roxborough man wants to catch Pennsylvania's biggest fish, anywhere, anytime," 8 July 2018 Like Bruce, June is ready to run away from her crappy Gilead family., "The Handmaid's Tale Season 2, Episode 11 Recap: The Wolf Is A Metaphor," 27 June 2018 Nothing pisses me off more than going out to eat and getting bad service or crappy food. Rand Richards Cooper,, "Talking With The Bear: Jamie McDonald Of Bear's Smokehouse," 21 June 2018 Jonah Hill has clearly been wearing crappy shirts and weird outfits his whole life. Liz Raiss, GQ, "Jonah Hill Has Gone Full Tie-Dye," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of crappy

1846, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of crappy

: of poor quality : not good

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