\ 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 Brunch includes a variety of items including crepes, French toast strata, quiche and bacon. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "These metro Detroit restaurants are offering take-out Easter meals," 8 Apr. 2020 Edith’s Bistro offers French dishes such as the chicken pesto crepe and fan favorites like the beef shank and prime ribs. Cristin Espinosa, Dallas News, "Create your own croissants with cooking classes at new Edith’s Bistro at CityLine," 4 Mar. 2020 Cauliflower tacos, turmeric crepes and mushroom-tofu-black pepper curry dumplings are just a few of the innovative options here. Liza Weisstuch, Washington Post, "Where to find the best vegan dining in Manhattan," 14 Feb. 2020 The usual brunch specials of the full Polish breakfast and crepes will be available from 10 a.m. to noon by calling ahead. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee-area restaurants are doing Mother's Day specials by takeout this year," 30 Apr. 2020 With clothes from size 00 to 40, their mission is to create clothing that looks and feels good on every body, using fabrics like premium Peruvian cotton, soft Italian Merino wool, and French satin-back crepe to do so. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Most Comfortable Brands to Wear on a Long-Haul Flight," 17 Apr. 2020 Aunt Rita's Italian crepes are the basis for Chrissie's cannelloni. Polly Campbell,, "Norma and Chrissie: Grandmother's memory lures chef back to Cincinnati," 19 Mar. 2020 Hu Bei Restaurant’s doupi, a street-style breakfast food, is made with a layer of rice flour and mung bean paste made into a savory crepe pocket filled with sticky rice and pork. Momo Chang,, "Bay Area’s only Hubei-style restaurant stays open despite coronavirus fears," 16 Mar. 2020 Moore is in a custom Brandon Maxwell pink twill gazar blouse and red crepe cummerbund skirt. Melissa Magsaysay, The Hollywood Reporter, "Emmys: The Unexpected Color Combination to Emerge on Red Carpet," 23 Sep. 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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20 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Crepe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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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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