\ 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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Older recipes often call for using all- or part-buckwheat flour, once the region’s principal grain (and used in its famous crepes). Melissa Clark, The Seattle Times, "This French plum tart is a bit on the shy side," 11 Sep. 2018 Second Course: Buckwheat Crepe with Ascutney Mountain Cheese A riff on the cheese course, this buckwheat crepe comes with melted cheese from Ascutney Mountain in Vermont, chestnuts, black truffle, and a brown butter emulsion. Amanda Shapiro, Bon Appetit, "One of NYC's Coolest Restaurants Just Launched a Vegetarian Tasting Menu Because the People Demanded," 28 Feb. 2018 The magnificent and tender crepe has nothing to do with Jalisco street fare. Courtney Dabney, star-telegram, "La Antojeria Jalisco: Street-style Mexican favorites with Jalisco flavor | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 18 Apr. 2018 The other is a sinuous sheath of silk crepe topped with a huge cumulus whorl or wreath of ruched silk gazar. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, "‘Balenciaga in Black’ Review: Fashion Goes to the Dark Side," 9 Oct. 2018 Amuse Bouche Sunday brunch offers sweet and savory crepes ($14-$16) and quiches ($13). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "French restaurants in Phoenix to celebrate Bastille Day," 9 July 2018 Brunch includes breakfast items like egg dishes, meat, potatoes, crepes, salad, pastries, desserts, juice, coffee and more. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Where to celebrate mom in Milwaukee's western suburbs," 7 May 2018 Take Julia Child's crepe recipe, add some lemon mascarpone cream in between the layers, and top with edible flowers for this amazing spring cake. ELLE Decor, "13 Pretty (And Delicious!) Mother's Day Desserts," 11 Apr. 2016 And while Meghan opted for the black version of the Camila wool-crepe midi-dress, which retails for $2,110, Coleman has previously been spotted in its white iteration. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Twins with Prince Harry's Ex, Jenna Coleman, After That Awkward Run-In," 20 Oct. 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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