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.
Recent Examples on the Web Now imagine that all the villains are terrible, rich people, their fabulous crimes against luxurious humanity carefully investigated by a muttering oddball who drives a crappy car. Kristen Baldwin,, "The best TV shows of 2020… so far," 1 July 2020 Learn a trade, get your degree (and don't quit), don't settle for a crappy job long term. Brenda Cain, cleveland, "Here’s your chance to share your pride in 2020 high school graduates: Sign Northeast Ohio digital yearbook," 27 May 2020 He was dealt a pretty crappy hand because of the failures at the federal level. Joaquin Sapien, ProPublica, "Two Coasts. One Virus. How New York Suffered Nearly 10 Times the Number of Deaths as California.," 16 May 2020 But for every Ross and Rachel and Monica and Chandler and Phoebe and Mike on Friends, there were just as many crappy couples on the show who kindly reminded us that relationships are not always roses and sunshine. Lynsey Eidell, Glamour, "21 Times the Friends Boyfriends and Girlfriends Proved You’re Better Off Single," 14 May 2020 My old crappy metal desk wasn’t working very well, but the idea of standing for eight hours a day (or more) was too much to take on all at once. Eric Ravenscraft, New York Times, "My Long, Unending Journey to Find Perfect Office Equipment," 8 Apr. 2020 The increasingly popular meme quickly spread throughout an internet impatient for an increasingly crappy month to just end already. Graeme Mcmillan, Wired, "While You Were Offline: The Coronavirus Saga's First Big Art Heist," 5 Apr. 2020 Avoid any chance of crappy weather by playing the first homestand in the little ballpark in the desert. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: In times like these, we've gotta be there for our local businesses.," 19 Mar. 2020 Your phone's app store is brimming with ways to turn your car—no matter how crappy—into cash. Eric Tingwall, Car and Driver, "Making Money with DoorDash and Uber Eats Isn't Easy," 19 Mar. 2020

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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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12 Jul 2020

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“Crappy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of crappy

informal + impolite : of poor quality : not good

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