EnglishEdit

 
A Pair of Dice

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɹæps/
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  • Rhymes: -æps

Etymology 1Edit

From Louisiana Creole French craps, a corruption of English crabs.

NounEdit

craps pl (plural only)

  1. (plural only, gambling, dice games) A game of gambling, or chance, where the players throw dice to make scores and avoid crap.
    • 1920, Peter B. Kyne, chapter XII, in The Understanding Heart:
      “As an inventor,” Bob Mason suggested, “you're a howling success at shooting craps ! If I were as free of spavins, ringbone, saddle-galls, and splints as you are, I'd have that nanny-goat in here, hog-tie her, flop her and let the boy help himself. []
    • 1994, “Memory Lane (Sittin’ in da Park)”, in Illmatic, performed by Nas:
      Start off the dice-rollin' mats for craps to cee-lo / With side-bets, I roll a deuce, nothin' below

Etymology 2Edit

Plural of crap.

NounEdit

craps

  1. plural of crap
  2. (slang, vulgar) (preceded by the) diarrhea

Etymology 3Edit

Verb form of crap.

VerbEdit

craps

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of crap

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