Main definitions of crap in English

: crap1crap2

crap1

noun

vulgar slang
  • 1Something of extremely poor quality.

    1. 1.1 Nonsense.
      rubbish, balderdash, gibberish, claptrap, blarney, guff, blather, blether
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    2. 1.2 Rubbish; junk.
      refuse, waste, garbage, litter, discarded matter, debris, detritus, scrap, dross
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  • 2Excrement.

    1. 2.1 An act of defecation.

verb

[NO OBJECT]vulgar slang
  • Defecate.

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

/kræp//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
  • 1Make a losing throw at craps.

    1. 1.1 Withdraw from or give up on a game or 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 what one is attempting to do.
      ‘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

/kræp//krap/