\ ˈkrāp \
variants: or crêpe

Definition of crepe 

1 : a light crinkled fabric woven of any of various fibers

3 : crude rubber in the form of nearly white to brown crinkled sheets used especially for shoe soles crepe-soled shoes

4 : a small very thin pancake

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Other words from crepe

crepe adjective
crepey or crepy \ˈkrā-pē \ adjective

Examples of crepe in a Sentence

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Crème de la Crepe will apparently have sweet and savory crepes. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Marietta Square food hall announces 12th restaurant," 11 July 2018 Stop in for a Belgian waffle, breakfast burrito, or crepe—you won’t be disapointed. Travel Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Five places for the best brunches in Wisconsin," 10 June 2018 The store is a dark forest of crepe dangling down from the ceiling into a crush of dinosaur piñatas and ninja piñatas and seven-pointed stars that look like Sputniks. Christopher Borrelli,, "Trump piñatas a hit across cultures," 16 May 2018 Fold the top and bottom edges of the crepe over the filling. Nik Sharma, San Francisco Chronicle, "A Brown Kitchen: Pancake Tuesday, an Indian tradition by way of colonialism," 13 Feb. 2018 There’s also a type of homemade manicotti that’s made with sheets of crepe-like pasta. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "You Can and Should Be Using These 5 Supersized Pasta Shapes," 5 June 2018 Cavatina will be serving a prix fixe brunch that includes complimentary mimosas and sparkling wine, a seafood bar, seasonal salads, a savory carving station, and a custom crepe station. Julie Giuffrida,, "Where to take mom for Mother's Day brunch," 3 May 2018 Brazilian cook Djana Venolia will share her Amazonian approach to cooking healthy, flavorful foods, ranging from cheese bread and chicken pot pie to sweet and salty pizza and crepes and brownies. Linda Mcintosh,, "Lions Club member receives fellowship award news," 14 July 2018 The food hall proposed for downtown Marietta announced Wednesday the 12th restaurant set to join the lineup, Crème de la Crepe — which will sell crepes and French fare. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Marietta Square food hall announces 12th restaurant," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of crepe

1709, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for crepe

French crêpe — more at crape

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English Language Learners Definition of crepe

: a very thin pancake

: a thin often silk or cotton cloth that has many very small wrinkles all over its surface

: a thin, hard type of rubber that has a bumpy surface and that is used especially for the bottoms of shoes


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Kids Definition of crepe

1 : a thin crinkled fabric (as of silk or wool)

2 : a very thin pancake

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