\ 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

Other Words from crepe

crepe adjective
crepey or crepy \ ˈkrā-​pē How to pronounce crepe (audio) \ adjective

Examples of crepe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Burrito crepes, in which a tortilla is filled rather than a crepe, are $12.99 with flavors of cheesecake-Nutella-Oreo, red velvet and chocolate cake. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 8 Sep. 2022 Tender beef slathered in Dijon mustard with mushroom duxelles and either pâté or prosciutto, all wrapped up first in a crepe and then in puff pastry, it is cooked in the oven until golden-brown. Gordon Hamersley,, 14 June 2022 From dull knives in the kitchen to crepe-paper-thin pillowcases, vacation rental amenities can be more miss than hit. Nerdwallet, cleveland, 21 Aug. 2022 Palmer wore a neon yellow green crepe suit with matching trench coat. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2022 Bodies were down on the sidewalk along the storefronts, strewn beside toppled chairs, crepe-paper decorated children’s bicycles and miniature American flags. Susan Berger, Washington Post, 4 July 2022 Kate shone in a timeless Roland Mouret crepe column gown. Toyin Owoseje, CNN, 20 May 2022 Crepe pans and crepe makers for home use range in size from around 7.5 inches to 16 inches. Anna Helm Baxter, Good Housekeeping, 28 July 2022 The first is a type of savory crepe made from rice flour and turmeric powder (hence the yellow hue) and is stuffed with pork, shrimp, and bean sprouts. Christina Liao, Vogue, 8 July 2022 See More

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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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“Crepe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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\ ˈkrāp How to pronounce crepe (audio) \

Kids Definition of crepe

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

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