Definition of crepe de chine in English:

crepe de chine

(also crepe de chine)


  • A fine crepe of silk or similar fiber.

    • ‘She might have been a little tired round the eyes, but in a vintage crepe de Chine tea dress and ‘Oh, these, they're ancient’ patent-leather Mary-Janes, it was hard not to envy her.’


Late 19th century: French, literally crepe of China.


crepe de chine

/ˌkrāp də ˈSHēn/