\ 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 crepe (audio) \ adjective

Examples of crepe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Desert boots are best understood as a sub-genre of the chukka, with two distinct characteristics: a lower, two-eyelet profile and a crepe sole. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 14 Oct. 2021 Tilda Swinton, who is a Chanel ambassador, arrived at the opening ceremony in a white blouse and black crepe layered skirt from the brand's Spring-Summer 2020 Haute Couture collection. Brian Lowry, CNN, 13 Aug. 2021 And in India’s Gujarat state, the flour becomes a delicious crepe called pudla. Washington Post, 9 July 2021 La Chandeleur began as a crepe food truck in 2016 and saw consistent growth until 2019 when the business simply outgrew its food truck. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 8 Sep. 2021 The bride wore a white silk crepe gown designed by Norwegian wedding dress designer Ove Harder Finseth along with a dramatic 20-foot long veil. Stephanie Petit,, 25 Aug. 2021 Other pieces from the Dior workshop include wool and crepe haute couture looks from John Galliano’s tenure (est. David Nash, Town & Country, 8 Sep. 2021 Prices are reasonable with a double espresso and crepe deal that’s $5. Phillip Valys,, 2 Sep. 2021 And fans of crepes rejoice: A local coffee and crepe chain is expanding to a bungalow on Seventh Street. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 24 July 2021

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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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“Crepe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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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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