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



BrE BrE//dɪˈkrepɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkrepɪt//
Old age
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(of a thing or person) very old and not in good condition or health a decrepit building/vehicle a decrepit old man a decrepit old house See related entries: Old age Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin decrepitus, from de- ‘down’ + crepitus, past participle of crepare ‘rattle, creak’.
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