crip

crip

[krip]
noun Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a term used to refer to a person who is partially or totally unable to use one or more limbs.

Origin:
1915–20, Americanism; shortened form of cripple

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Crip
member of a major U.S. street gang, founded in South Central Los Angeles 1971, the name supposedly originally was cribs, partly a reference to the youth of most of the original members; and altered when they began carrying "pimp canes, to Crip, who has been attested in U.S. slang as a shortening of cripple
(n.) since 1918.
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