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[krap-ee] /ˈkræp i/
adjective, crappier, crappiest. Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
extremely bad, unpleasant, or inferior; lousy:
crappy weather.
nasty, humiliating, insulting, or unfair:
What a crappy thing to say about anyone!
cheaply made or done; shoddy:
a crappy job.
Origin of crappy
1840-50, Americanism; crap1 + -y1
Related forms
crappiness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for crappy
  • No more blaming poor in-game performance on a crappy controller.
  • Cars make pretty crappy vehicles without tires, but a car can be pretty good with even poor tires.
  • Basically it tells me that it's a really crappy school.
  • Except for pumped storage the efficiency is pretty crappy.
  • You've had enough of those crappy earbuds you got for free with your phone.
  • Now the next generation has to pay the price of the prior generations' selfishness, in the form of a crappy state school system.
  • They protect crappy teachers and fail to reward good ones.
  • Keep buying your crappy toys and fuel guzzling cars all in the name of profit.
  • Many of my friends have had to take really crappy jobs or visiting positions.
  • In the end everyone discovered it was the same old crappy car.
Word Origin and History for crappy

1846, from crap (n.) + -y (2). Related: Crappily; crappiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for crappy


  1. Of inferior quality; shoddy: the crappiest shoes I ever had
  2. Very unpleasant; nasty: Don't you feel crappy? (1846+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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