From Middle English crappe, also in plural: crappen, crappys, craps (“chaff; buckwheat”), from Old French crappe, crapin ("chaff"; compare Medieval Latin crappa (plural), also crapinum), from Old Dutch krappen ("to cut off, pluck off"; > Middle Dutch crappe, crap (“a chop, cutlet”); > Dutch krip (“a steak”)). Related to crop.
- (obsolete) The husk of grain; chaff.
- (slang, mildly vulgar) Something of poor quality.
- The long-running game show went from offering good prizes to crap in no time.
- (slang, mildly vulgar) Something that is rubbish; nonsense.
- The college student boasted of completing a 10,000-word essay on Shakespeare, but the professor judged it as utter crap.
- (slang, mildly vulgar) Faeces or feces.
- (slang, mildly vulgar, countable) An act of defecation.
- I have to take a crap.
- (slang, mildly vulgar) Useless object or entity.
- What is that? It's just a bunch of crap.
- (slang, vulgar, in the plural) diarrhea.
- crap on - (UK) To talk at length in a foolish or boring way.
- To crap something out: to damage or destroy something.
- (chiefly Britain, colloquial, somewhat vulgar) Of poor quality.
- I drove an old crap car for ten years before buying a new one.
- (slang) Expression of worry, fear, shock, surprise, disgust, annoyance or dismay.
- Oh crap! The other driver's going to hit my car!
- Crap! I lost the game.
- What the crap?!
- Aw, crap, I have to start over again from the beginning of the level.
From "crab's eyes"
crap (plural craps)
- (gambling) A losing throw of 2, 3 or 12 in craps.
- "Crap" in Michael Quinion, Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds, 2004.