\ 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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Try out the Brittany specialties, such as galettes (savory crepes); one nice spot just inside the Porte de Dinan is Le Mole. Debra Bruno, Washington Post, "See the light: Instead of joining the throngs on Mont Saint-Michel, go to Saint-Malo," 8 Aug. 2019 Escogió un sofisticado y ligero vestido pantalón elaborado en crepe de seda y bordado con encaje en la zona de la cintura. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Grace Kelly's Grandson Louis Ducruet Gets Married in a Two-Day Monaco Wedding," 28 July 2019 Tour stops vary, but could include beer flights and tamales at The Rustic, chicken shawarma at Phoenicia, pomegranate mojitos from Kulture, authentic French crepes at Brasserie du Parc, and cocktails and dessert at Reserve 101. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Culinary walking tour of downtown Houston launched," 8 July 2019 The only other ingredient added is tapioca flour, which keeps the dish gluten-free and light and airy, like a traditional crepe. Erin Booke, Dallas News, "What's a crepe taco? Try this Algerian-French twist on a Texas staple at gluten-free Dallas restaurant," 28 June 2019 Delight in delicious flavors at a crepe-making demonstration and while dining at charming cafés. National Geographic, "France Family Journey: From Paris to Normandy and Beyond," 17 June 2019 The event runs from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday and will mark the French holiday, which celebrates a major turning point in the French Revolution, with French wines, crepes, beignets, pommes frites and more. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "Alliance Francaise, St. Paul’s Meritage team up for Bastille Day celebration," 9 July 2019 The prominent shoulder pads of the silk crepe wrap dress are a modern take on the popular '80s trend of the moment. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Priyanka Chopra Wore a Sexy Chain Link Dress to the 'Chasing Happiness' Premiere," 5 June 2019 From crepes to cathedrals, discover the many treasures this incredible country holds for travelers of all ages. National Geographic, "France Family Journey: From Paris to Normandy and Beyond," 17 June 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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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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