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

Definition of crappy

: markedly inferior in quality : lousy

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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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Instead of buying crappy chocolates from the drugstore, sign up for a master class in chocolate-making. The Editors, Marie Claire, "25 Unexpected Valentine's Day Date Ideas," 14 Feb. 2018 Cantú finds out that border agents are not so much college boys like him, but former cops and soldiers, migrants from cold climates and crappy jobs. Lawrence Downes, New York Times, "A Different Perspective on the Border," 27 Feb. 2018 Those symptoms may include: Diarrhea Stomach cramps Headache Nausea Vomiting Fever Luckily, most healthy adults will recover after four to seven days of feeling crappy without doing more than staying hydrated and getting rest at home. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "More Than 6.5 Million Pounds of Raw Beef Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination," 4 Oct. 2018 There's a gulf between the tinny, crappy sound out of the TV and auditory revelation of a fully realized (but expensive and complicated) sound system. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "Roku Made Wireless TV Speakers And They're Actually Kind of Great," 16 July 2018 In addition to the sores and rash, people with hand, foot, and mouth disease may have a fever, sore throat, fatigue, generally feel crappy and irritable, and have a loss of appetite, the Mayo Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, "This Baseball Star Is Out Sick With Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease," 26 July 2018 Who hasn’t hidden out in the bathroom at a crappy house party, feeling alone and ignored? Constance Grady, Vox, "Why the off-Broadway musical Be More Chill is a viral teen sensation," 14 Aug. 2018 But out of the box, even the best phones have crappy lighting, miserable audio, and footage that bounces around like the operator’s being kidnapped. Matt Jancer, Outside Online, "Turn Your Phone into a Pro Adventure Movie Maker," 11 June 2018 People get bored with their crappy, repetitive jobs. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "No One Picks Up the Phone Anymore," 31 May 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

informal + impolite : of poor quality : not good

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