Definition of crepe de chine in US 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 ‘crêpe of China’.


crepe de chine

/ˌkreɪp də ˈʃin//ˌkrāp də ˈSHēn/