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crape

[kreyp] /kreɪp/
noun, verb (used with object), craped, craping.
1.
Origin
Anglicized spelling
Related forms
crapelike, adjective
Can be confused
crap, crape, crepe, crept.
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British Dictionary definitions for crape

crape

/kreɪp/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of crepe
2.
crepe, esp when used for mourning clothes
3.
a band of black crepe worn in mourning
Derived Forms
crapy, adjective

crepe

/kreɪp/
noun
1.
  1. a light cotton, silk, or other fabric with a fine ridged or crinkled surface
  2. (as modifier): a crepe dress
2.
a black armband originally made of this, worn as a sign of mourning
3.
a very thin pancake, often rolled or folded around a filling
4.
verb
5.
(transitive) to cover or drape with crepe
Word Origin
C19: from French crêpe, from Latin crispus curled, uneven, wrinkled
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Word Origin and History for crape
n.

1630s, Englished spelling of crepe (q.v.).

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