crepe

noun \ ˈkrāp \
variants: or crêpe
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of crepe

1 : a light crinkled fabric woven of any of various fibers
2 : crape 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

or crepy play \ˈkrā-pē\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of crepe

French crêpe — more at crape

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CREPE Defined for English Language Learners

crepe

noun

Definition of crepe for English Language Learners

  • : 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


CREPE Defined for Kids

crepe

noun \ ˈkrāp \

Definition of crepe for Students

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


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