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



BrE BrE//kræp//
; NAmE NAmE//kræp//
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(British English, taboo, slang) bad; of very bad quality a crap band The concert was crap. 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.