From Middle English crappe, also in plural: crappen, crappys, craps (“chaff; buckwheat”), from Old French crappe, crapin (“chaff”) (compare Medieval Latin crappa pl, also crapinum), from Old Dutch krappen (“to cut off, pluck off”) (whence Middle Dutch crappe, crap (“a chop, cutlet”), whence Dutch krip (“a steak”)). Related to crop.
- (obsolete) The husk of grain; chaff.
- (slang, mildly vulgar, uncountable) Something worthless or of poor quality; junk.
- The long-running game show went from offering good prizes to crap in no time.
- (slang, mildly vulgar, uncountable) Nonsense; something untrue.
- The college student boasted of completing a 10,000-word essay on Shakespeare, but that claim was utter crap.
- (slang, mildly vulgar) Faeces/feces.
- (slang, mildly vulgar, countable) An act of defecation.
- I have to take a crap.
- (faeces): poop, poo, dump, shit. Note: often used as a less vulgar synonym for, or minced form of, shit in all its senses.
- crap on (“to talk at length in a foolish or boring way”) (UK)
- crap something out (“to damage or destroy something”)
- does a bear crap in the woods
- (chiefly Britain, Canada, colloquial, mildly 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)
- “Crap” in Michael Quinion, Ballyhoo, Buckaroo, and Spuds: Ingenious Tales of Words and Their Origins, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books in association with Penguin Books, 2004, →ISBN.
crap m (plural crapi)
crap m (plural craps)