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crepe

[kreyp] /kreɪp/
noun
1.
a lightweight fabric of silk, cotton, or other fiber, with a finely crinkled or ridged surface.
2.
a usually black band or piece of this material, worn as a token of mourning.
3.
a thin, light, delicate pancake.
verb (used with object), creped, creping.
6.
to cover, clothe, or drape with crepe.
Origin of crepe
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French < Latin crispus curled, wrinkled
Can be confused
crap, crape, crepe, crêpe, crept.

crêpe

[kreyp; for 2 also krep or, French, krep] /kreɪp; for 2 also krɛp or, French, krɛp/
noun, plural crêpes
[kreyps; for 2 alsokreps or, French, krep] /kreɪps; for 2 alsokrɛps or, French, krɛp/ (Show IPA)
1.
crepe (defs 1, 2).
2.
crepe (def 3).
Origin
< French; see crepe
Can be confused
crap, crape, crepe, crêpe, crept.
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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a black armband originally made of this, worn as a sign of mourning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 crepe
n.

1797, from French crêpe, from Old French crespe (14c.), from Latin crispa, fem. of crispus "curled, wrinkled" (see crisp (adj.)). Meaning "small, thin pancake" is from 1877. Crepe paper is first attested 1895.

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