\ 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

Examples of crepe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pass the time with a sweet or savory crepe, or one of the café’s signature donut waffles topped with fresh fruit and Nutella. al, "Where to shop in downtown Birmingham’s north district," 29 Nov. 2019 So far, the most popular dish is the Dosai ($8.99 and $9.99), a sort of crepe-like dish that is omnipresent in southern India. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "12 vegan and vegetarian restaurants you need to check out," 6 Sep. 2019 This is contemporary dining, but there’s a lingering hint of cowboy cuisine in Pacheco’s menu, from a smoky tortilla soup with pulled chicken to a confit duck crepe with spiced mole to gorgeous pecan-roasted lamb. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The best restaurants in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley," 1 July 2019 Enjoy a sweet or savory French crepe from Brittany Crepes with a glass of bubbles ($13-$25) at this brunch affair. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "21 Bay Area wine festivals and cocktail events in July and beyond," 22 June 2019 Their selection includes artisan plates of cheese, sautéed venison, crepes and the three-layer Gateau au Chocolate cake., "2019 Orlando Sentinel Best Bets: Dining & Restaurants winners," 5 Oct. 2019 Everything from Italian and Tex-Mex to ramen, crepes and Mediterranean, with more options planned for the future. Matt Wake |, al, "The ultimate Huntsville weekend: 30 local must-do’s," 27 Sep. 2019 Attendees can try out all different kinds of cuisine, from French crepes to German street food, and vote on their favorites. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "5 food trucks not to miss at this weekend's Food Truck Mash-Up event," 20 Aug. 2019 Dear Miss Manners: Must those of us whose skin tends to crepe and sag wear long pants and long sleeves in the sweltering summer? Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: Formality can be a good thing," 23 July 2019

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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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The first known use of crepe was in 1709

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3 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Crepe.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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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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