crepe

noun

variants or crêpe
1
: a light crinkled fabric woven of any of various fibers
2
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
crepe adjective
crepey adjective
or crepy

Examples of crepe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is often used as a filling for quesadillas in street and market stands, but chefs use it in everything from crepes to ravioli. Claudia Alarcón, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 The restaurant puts on a decadent breakfast, too, from omelets to crepes to flaky croissant sandwiches. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 11 Feb. 2024 Sparkling water: Rusu often uses it as a leavening agent to replace the egg whites in crepes or snacking-cake batters. Charlotte Druckman, Washington Post, 8 Feb. 2024 The menu includes breakfast, entree and dessert crepes. Ebony Morman, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Of the three gowns Gaga wore to the ceremony, one was a teal crepe back satin silk velvet dress with a feather capelet designed by Topo Studio. Emily Krauser, Peoplemag, 27 Jan. 2024 Elevate your breakfast or dessert game with this Crepe Maker, the key to achieving perfect crepes every time. Priscilla Mak, Rolling Stone, 7 Dec. 2023 Start your visit with a Greek Isles crepe: egg, feta cheese, spinach, sautéed mushrooms, onions and kalamata olives. Melissa Oyler, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Among the shop’s offerings are high-quality knives and saucepans, an eclectic assortment of cake stands and unusual gadgets like crepe spreaders, dough whisks and citrus juicers. Natalie Wallington, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

French crêpe — more at crape

First Known Use

1709, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of crepe was in 1709

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Cite this Entry

“Crepe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crepe. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

crepe

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

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