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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɹæ.pɚ/
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  • Rhymes: -æpə(ɹ)

Etymology 1Edit

From crap +‎ -er,[1] although possibly repopularized by barracks employing Thomas Crapper's plumbing fixtures used during the First World War.[2] The occupational surname Crapper derives from a dialectal variant of cropper (harvester of crops, farmer).


crapper (plural crappers)

  1. (vulgar slang) A chamber pot or toilet, particularly (dated) a flush toilet by Thomas Crapper.
  2. (vulgar slang) A lavatory or outhouse.
    • 1994 December, Spy, Sussex Publishers, LLC., page 10:
      I purchased your magazine for the first and last time. What the hell is it? (..) It wasn't even good reading material for the crapper.
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  1. comparative form of crap: more crap

Etymology 2Edit

Of unknown origin.


crapper (plural crappers)

  1. A half-glass of whiskey.


  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary. "crapper, n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1972.
  2. ^ Adams, Cecil. "Why Do We Call It the "Bathroom", Even When It Has No Tub?" The Straight Dope. 3 March 1985.