\ 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

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Cramer identifies the jump site and drops three crepe-paper streamers. Mark Jenkins, National Geographic, "When wildfires break out, this elite team of ‘smokejumpers’ parachute in," 12 June 2019 The handmade crepe cakes are light, airy, and not too sweet. Audrey Phoon, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Singapore," 5 Mar. 2018 For dessert, guests may choose between a pear challah bread pudding or apple crepes. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Ring in the Jewish New Year with these Rosh Hashana specials," 18 Sep. 2017 Asymmetrical hem crepe top, REBEL WILSON X ANGELS, $79, Redbook, "Meet the 2017 Winners of Redbook's Real Women Style Awards!," 3 Aug. 2017 Bonus: This crepe-like muffin batter is totally safe for gluten-free eaters. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make Chocolate-Banana Muffins in the Blender," 11 Apr. 2016 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

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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


\ 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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