Definition of crap noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kræp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kræp//
    (taboo, slang)
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  1. 1[uncountable] nonsense He's so full of crap. Let's cut the crap and get down to business. (British English) You're talking a load of crap! (North American English) What a bunch of crap!
  2. 2[uncountable] something of bad quality This work is complete crap. (British English) Her latest film is a load of crap. (North American English) Her latest movie is a bunch of crap. I won’t put up with any old crap. More acceptable words are rubbish, garbage, trash or junk.
  3. 3[uncountable] criticism or unfair treatment I'm not going to take this crap any more.
  4. 4[uncountable] solid waste matter from the bowels synonym excrement
  5. 5[singular] an act of emptying solid waste matter from the bowels to have a crap
  6. Word OriginMiddle 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 cent.Extra examples ‘She says she never knew anything about this.’ ‘That’s just crap.’ ‘What did you think of their performance this afternoon?’ ‘Crap.’ He’s so full of crap. Her latest film’s a load of crap. If I get any more of this crap work from you, you’re fired. Let’s just cut the crap and get down to business. She talks complete crap about politics. They say it’s art, but I reckon it’s a pile of crap. We eat a lot of crap and then wonder why we put on weight. What a bunch of crap. You’re a crap singer. You’re talking a load of crap.Idioms
    bug the hell/crap/shit out of somebody
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    (taboo, slang) to annoy somebody very much The song just bugs the hell out of me. Those two idiots bug the shit out of me.