Definition of decrepit
- a decrepit old man
- a decrepit school bus
- a decrepit industry
My decrepit car barely starts.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: old and in bad condition or poor health
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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