Creping

crepe

[kreyp]
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.
Also, crape.


Origin:
1790–1800; < French < Latin crispus curled, wrinkled

crap, crape, crepe, crept.
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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  a black armband originally made of this, worn as a sign of mourning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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crepe
1797, from Fr. crêpe, from O.Fr. crespe, from L. crispa, fem. of crispus "curled." Meaning "small, thin pancake" is from 1877. Crepe paper is first attested 1895.
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