crap·​py | \ˈkra-pē \
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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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 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

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First Known Use of crappy

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crappy was in 1846

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English Language Learners Definition of crappy

: of poor quality : not good

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to move with a clumsy heavy tread

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