\ 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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With at least a dozen food and drink vendors — including arepas, gyros, coffee, fried chicken and crepes — options will be diverse. Allyson Reedy, The Know, "These new Denver restaurants — coming soon — are worth getting excited about," 15 Aug. 2019 Worthy stops beyond restaurants: Sangak at Wholesome Choice (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times) The food court of this Irvine grocery store serves kebabs and fragrant stews (and also pastas, shawarma and crepes) to a clamoring lunchtime crowd. Los Angeles Times, "Two food writers eat at all the Persian restaurants in SoCal (OK, 18 of them)," 6 Aug. 2019 Choose from Tasic’s French classics such as pain perdu — aka French toast — omelettes, crepes, quiche and Benedicts with many toppings to choose from. Claire Perez,, "Sage French Café demystifies crispy duck," 7 June 2019 Day 3: Gardens and gilded spires 9 a.m. Indulge in the ultimate Russian breakfast: blini, or crepes, that can be savory or sweet. Aanchal Anand, National Geographic, "Cathedrals, canals, and cafés: the ultimate St. Petersburg itinerary," 23 May 2019 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

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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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