\ˈkrāp \
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 \ adjective

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Petite Galette on Capitol Hill: Seattle isn’t exactly rife with great crepes, so the little counter that Sarah Naftaly — of neighboring Amandine Bakeshop and Marmite — installed inside Chophouse Row held promise. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "The 8 latest Seattle-area restaurant closures — including Madrona’s beloved St. Clouds," 28 Nov. 2018 There was flaky spanakopita in Athens and crepes stuffed with tuna, egg, and spicy harissa in Tunisia. SELF, "I'm a Foodie With Celiac Disease. Here's Why I Love Traveling to Sweden," 25 Sep. 2018 Chefs from Canyon Ranch and Singapore Airlines say dishes such as this apple crepe that are low in sugar are better for very long flights so that blood-sugar levels don’t spike up and down. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "The Science Behind the World’s Longest Flights," 15 Aug. 2018 Photo: tatyana makeyeva/Reuters McDonald’s success contrasts with Russia’s most recognizable fast food brand Teremok, known in Russia for its blini, or crepes, heaping with caviar, sour cream or ham and cheese. Thomas Grove, WSJ, "In Russia, McDonald’s Serves Local Fries and a Side of Realpolitik," 8 Nov. 2018 To make the crepe, whisk the eggs with salt and pepper. Sara Angle, Outside Online, "The Ultimate Post-Ride Recovery Meal," 3 July 2018 Remove from pan and separate crepes with parchment paper until ready to serve. Fox News, "Not your average Mother's Day Brunch: Surprise mom with fruit-filled paleo crepes," 10 May 2018 The all-things-French-flavored fest fills Cathedral Square Park and its environs with music, vendors, beverages and, oh yeah, the food — from crepes to Cajun, and from tarte flambée to crème brûlée. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Things to do in Milwaukee this weekend, from Bastille Days and World Cup finale to historic Harleys," 12 July 2018 Made from silk crepe, the custom Stella McCartney number hugged the new Duchess' figure perfectly. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Second Wedding Dress Channels Carolyn Bessette Kennedy's Simple Elegance," 19 May 2018

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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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