\ ˈkrāp How to pronounce crepe (audio) \
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 How to pronounce crepy (audio) \ adjective

Examples of crepe in a Sentence

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The sweet crepes, of course, would be good any time of the day. Tim Smith,, "French Twist Cafe serves up crepes, coffee, charm and language lessons," 6 June 2018 Paper-thin crepes, griddled to a crispy golden-brown, then rolled around all manner of fillings. Tom Hanchett, charlotteobserver, "Dosa Night? Yep, it’s a thing at several south Indian restaurants around Charlotte. | Charlotte Observer," 14 May 2018 And that shows: This low-top style featured a distressed tan suede upper and a thick crepe sole, which basically puts them somewhere between a desert boot and a sneaker (a.k.a. Jake Woolf, GQ, "Yeezy Sneakers You Can Actually Buy Just Hit Shelves," 13 Feb. 2018 Comfortable, understatedly stylish, and affordable, the famous crepe-sole boots have become the go-to in many a man’s shoe arsenal. Mike Stefanov, Esquire, "The Upgraded Desert Boots You Can Wear for Years," 7 Feb. 2018 Older recipes often call for using all- or part-buckwheat flour, once the region’s principal grain (and used in its famous crepes). Melissa Clark, The Seattle Times, "This French plum tart is a bit on the shy side," 11 Sep. 2018 Second Course: Buckwheat Crepe with Ascutney Mountain Cheese A riff on the cheese course, this buckwheat crepe comes with melted cheese from Ascutney Mountain in Vermont, chestnuts, black truffle, and a brown butter emulsion. Amanda Shapiro, Bon Appetit, "One of NYC's Coolest Restaurants Just Launched a Vegetarian Tasting Menu Because the People Demanded," 28 Feb. 2018 The magnificent and tender crepe has nothing to do with Jalisco street fare. Courtney Dabney, star-telegram, "La Antojeria Jalisco: Street-style Mexican favorites with Jalisco flavor | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 18 Apr. 2018 The other is a sinuous sheath of silk crepe topped with a huge cumulus whorl or wreath of ruched silk gazar. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, "‘Balenciaga in Black’ Review: Fashion Goes to the Dark Side," 9 Oct. 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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