Main definitions of crap in English

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crap1

noun

vulgar slang
  • 1Something of extremely poor quality.

    1. 1.1 Nonsense.
      nonsense, balderdash, gibberish, claptrap, blarney, blather, blether, moonshine
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    2. 1.2 Unwanted articles; rubbish.
      refuse, waste, garbage, litter, discarded matter, debris, detritus, scrap, dross
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  • 2Excrement.

    1. 2.1[count noun] An act of defecation.

verb

[NO OBJECT]vulgar slang
  • 1Defecate.

  • 2crap onTalk at length in a foolish or boring way.

adjective

British
vulgar slang
  • Extremely poor in quality.

    substandard, poor, inferior, second-rate, second-class, unsatisfactory, inadequate, unacceptable, not up to scratch, not up to par, deficient, imperfect, defective, faulty, shoddy, amateurish, careless, negligent
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Origin

Middle English: related to Dutch krappe, from krappen pluck or cut off, and perhaps also to Old French crappe siftings, Anglo-Latin crappa chaff. The original sense was ‘chaff’, later ‘residue from rendering fat’, also ‘dregs of beer’. Current senses date from the late 19th century.

Pronunciation:

crap

/krap/

Main definitions of crap in English

: crap1crap2

crap2

noun

North American
  • A losing throw of 2, 3, or 12 in craps.

verb

[NO OBJECT]crap out
North American
informal
  • 1 Make a losing throw at craps:

    ‘he put all his chips on the table and rolled the dice—sooner or later he had to crap out’
    1. 1.1 Give up an activity because of fear or fatigue:
      ‘when entrepreneurs get to $1 billion they crap out and turn their companies over to others’
      • ‘Hubert was a huffing and puffing and smoking, and his heart was ready to crap out.’
      • ‘That's when you're in a band and your bassist craps out on you.’
      • ‘That was my chance to strike up a conversation, but oh no, my heart had to crap out right then and there.’
    2. 1.2 Fail in an attempt:
      ‘the Rams almost crapped out late in the game’
    3. 1.3 (of a machine) break down:
      ‘his teleprompter crapped out’
      • ‘My DVR crapped out and I lost everything before I was able to watch.’
      • ‘Chris was also converting images into DIVs, and he probably noticed that as the DIV count increased on screen, the browsers would crap out.’
      • ‘This means that there is a very good chance that the cable modem will crap out at some point today.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from craps.

Pronunciation:

crap

/krap/