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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So, both Roseman and Snead are buying homes at pre-seller’s market prices, while Wentz and Goff are selling their stocks before the personal and professional markets might crash (need any more crappy, milquetoast business analogies?). Conor Orr,, "Jared Goff, Like Carson Wentz, Attains Long-Term Security With Contract Extension," 4 Sep. 2019 One of the crappy things about summer is that some people have leftover associations from childhood that are so much better than the reality of summer as an adult, says Winch. Anna Borges, SELF, "7 Tips for Anyone Who Gets Depressed in the Summer," 21 June 2019 San Pellegrino sparkling water, crappy American beer, whole roasted chicken, steak, Brussels sprouts. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "10 questions with Minnesota Barbecue Company chef Kale Thome: Brisket is a hugely satisfying thing to get right," 25 June 2019 More: Tiger Woods fights off another 'crappy' start, finishes on a high note at U.S. Open More: 21-year-old Viktor Hovland sets U.S. Open amateur scoring record Woodland's first major title comes on Father's Day. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "Gary Woodland holds off defending champ Brooks Koepka to win U.S. Open at Pebble Beach," 16 June 2019 The site allows you to to send the crappy gift totally anonymously to the person of your choice at their business or home address. Peter Dawson, Houston Chronicle, "If you leave your wait staff a bad Yelp review, you might get poop in return," 11 June 2019 Again, got off to another crappy start and was able to fight it off. Josh Dubow, The Denver Post, "Strong finish not enough for Tiger Woods at U.S. Open," 16 June 2019 And there would be no magic in combining a crappy olive oil with inferior CBD. Chris Morocco, Bon Appétit, "A CBD Olive Oil That Lives Up to the Hype," 8 June 2019 Or about how his companion, Rosario Murillo, has acquired all the eccentricities of a dictator’s wife—the crappy poetry readings, the spiritual séances, the crazy makeup, the offering of her own daughter for her husband’s bed. Alma Guillermoprieto, The New York Review of Books, "A Reporting Life in Latin America," 6 June 2019

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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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