crape

crape

[kreyp]
noun, verb (used with object), craped, craping.

Origin:
Anglicized spelling

crapelike, adjective

crap, crape, crepe, crept.
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crape (kreɪp)
 
n
1.  a variant spelling of crepe
2.  crepe, esp when used for mourning clothes
3.  a band of black crepe worn in mourning
 
'crapy
 
adj

crepe or crape (kreɪp)
 
n
1.  a.  a light cotton, silk, or other fabric with a fine ridged or crinkled surface
 b.  (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  a black armband originally made of this, worn as a sign of mourning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.  crepe paper short for crepe rubber
 
vb
5.  (tr) to cover or drape with crepe
 
[C19: from French crêpe, from Latin crispus curled, uneven, wrinkled]
 
crape or crape
 
n
 
vb
 
[C19: from French crêpe, from Latin crispus curled, uneven, wrinkled]

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crape
1633, Anglicized spelling of crepe (q.v.).
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