\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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Photo: tatyana makeyeva/Reuters McDonald’s success contrasts with Russia’s most recognizable fast food brand Teremok, known in Russia for its blini, or crepes, heaping with caviar, sour cream or ham and cheese. Thomas Grove, WSJ, "In Russia, McDonald’s Serves Local Fries and a Side of Realpolitik," 8 Nov. 2018 To make the crepe, whisk the eggs with salt and pepper. Sara Angle, Outside Online, "The Ultimate Post-Ride Recovery Meal," 3 July 2018 Remove from pan and separate crepes with parchment paper until ready to serve. Fox News, "Not your average Mother's Day Brunch: Surprise mom with fruit-filled paleo crepes," 10 May 2018 The all-things-French-flavored fest fills Cathedral Square Park and its environs with music, vendors, beverages and, oh yeah, the food — from crepes to Cajun, and from tarte flambée to crème brûlée. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Things to do in Milwaukee this weekend, from Bastille Days and World Cup finale to historic Harleys," 12 July 2018 Made from silk crepe, the custom Stella McCartney number hugged the new Duchess' figure perfectly. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Second Wedding Dress Channels Carolyn Bessette Kennedy's Simple Elegance," 19 May 2018 Across the street, Crème Cafe serves scrumptious crepes of both the sweet and savory varieties, plus coffee drinks and fresh baked goods. Natasha Bourlin,, "Increasingly hip Midtown Reno has a glow that’s not from neon," 29 June 2018 Within the brawn were delicate touches: Air Force crew members had set out cucumber infused water and served blueberry crepes for breakfast. Jonathan Tamari,, "Defense Secretary Jim Mattis strives to be a reassuring voice to allies in a chaotic time," 10 June 2018 For the occasion, FLOTUS wore an all-white Michael Kors Collection crepe blazer and skirt suit ensemble, topping off the look with a matching, wide-brimmed hat designed by her personal stylist Hervé Pierre. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Melania Trump Shuts Down Donald, Brings Back the All-Business French Manicure," 24 Apr. 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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