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

Example Sentences

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

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crappy was in 1928

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Cite this Entry

“Crappy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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