\ 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 Among the shop’s specialties is banh xeo ($12.25), often described as a Vietnamese crepe. Washington Post, "Taste Vietnam through these 7 dishes at Eden Center, including banh mi, roast duck and skewers," 5 Apr. 2021 Also available: pastry chef Diane Moua's spectacular crepe cake. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "Last-minute Easter and Passover meals to go from 4 Twin Cities restaurants," 26 Mar. 2021 The margin for error in the Mountain West feels as thin as a crepe. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Should Aztecs fans be nervous about Brian Dutcher leaving?," 8 Mar. 2021 Leather Chelsea boots on a crepe sole with a scallop edge trim with recycled cashmere is fitting for an autumn shoe. Allyson Portee, Forbes, "Gabriela Hearst Unveils Her First Chloé Collection, Infused With Uruguayan Influences And The Parisian House’s Quintessential DNA," 3 Mar. 2021 Stop by a market to peruse the (typically) extensive options for cheese and wine, or pick up a simple yet delicious crepe from a stand. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "13 Affordable Places to Visit in Europe — From Country Escapes to Stunning Cities," 2 Mar. 2021 To assemble, fill each crepe with 3 tablespoons yogurt and about a 1/4 cup of glazed berries. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Berry lovers, rejoice! These nutrient-rich crepes are the breakfast of your dreams," 10 Apr. 2021 My oldest daughter named her first child after my mother, and a name that was never spoken except draped in black crepe now gets spoken all the time with joy and love. David Marchesephoto Illustration By Bráulio Amado, New York Times, "Ken Burns Still Has Faith in a Shared American Story," 12 Mar. 2021 Elise’s final choice—the Sloane gown—was a dark ivory crepe dress with natural baroque pearl buttons. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "CJ McCollum and Elise Esposito’s Wedding Was an Intimate Affair in Oregon Wine Country," 6 Jan. 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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27 Apr 2021

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“Crepe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 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


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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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