crap·​py | \ ˈkra-pē How to pronounce crappy (audio) \
crappier; crappiest

Definition of crappy

: markedly inferior in quality : not good or pleasant : lousy crappy weather drove a crappy old car I woke up feeling crappy, so I took a sick day. That was the crappiest movie I've ever seen.

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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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First Known Use of crappy

1928, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jul 2021

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“Crappy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of crappy

informal + impolite : of poor quality : not good


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