\ 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 In photos released Saturday, she is seen wearing a crepe floral midi dress that royal fashion watchers identified as being from Faithfull the Brand with a pair of beige espadrilles, her go-to summer footwear. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "After months of Zoom appearances, Duchess Kate joins families to plant garden at children's hospice," 27 June 2020 Those thin crepe layers sandwiched with creme pat (aka pastry cream) and whipped cream look like a sweet dream. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "9 Rainbow Foods That Are Sure to Make You Smile," 4 June 2020 SERIES California Cooking With Jessica Holmes This new episode celebrates Mother’s Day by making berry muffins and crepes three different ways. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, "What’s on TV Saturday plus Sunday Talk Shows: ‘Downton Abbey’," 8 May 2020 Desserts include sticks of deep-fried churros and crepes filled with platanos, a type of banana. Eric Velasco, al, "Sol y Luna restaurant reopens, revives favorite dishes," 4 May 2020 Add a dollop of batter, which will flatten like a crepe. Nick Marino, New York Times, "The Galette Recipe One French Creative Director Grew Up On," 16 Apr. 2020 The rice roll came next, a huge, eggy, crepe-like wrap swimming in soy sauce. Alison Sherwood, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Navigating through restaurants in China with 2 fully American kids is a challenge," 18 Dec. 2019 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

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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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7 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Crepe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 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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