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



BrE BrE//kræps//
; NAmE NAmE//kræps//
[uncountable] (North American English)
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a gambling game played with two dice to shoot craps (= play this game) Word Originearly 19th cent.: perhaps from crab or crab's eyes, denoting the lowest throw (two ones) at dice.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: craps

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