Main meanings of crap in English

: crap1crap2

crap1

Pronunciation /krap/

See synonyms for crap on Thesaurus.com

Translate crap into Spanish

noun

mass noun vulgar slang
  • 1Something of extremely poor quality.

    • ‘please bring me back the tackiest piece of tourist crap you can find’
    1. 1.1Nonsense.
      ‘this is just to give you a small idea of the kind of crap I have to deal with’
      • ‘I don't waste my precious time reading your crap’
      balderdash, gibberish, claptrap, blarney, guff, blather, blether
    2. 1.2Unwanted articles; rubbish.
      • ‘we have an awful lot of crap in our loft’
      refuse, waste, garbage, litter, discarded matter, debris, detritus, scrap, dross
  • 2Excrement.

    1. 2.1count noun An act of defecation.

verbverb craps, verb crapping, verb crapped

[no object] vulgar slang
  • 1Defecate.

  • 2crap onmainly British Talk at length in a foolish or boring way.

adjective

vulgar slang British
  • Extremely poor in quality.

    • ‘the first 85 minutes of the game were crap’
    • ‘I'd hate to be just known for that song because it's a bit crap’
    • ‘they are only making a loss because of management's crap foreign investments’
    substandard, poor, inferior, second-rate, second-class, unsatisfactory, inadequate, unacceptable, not up to scratch, not up to par, deficient, imperfect, defective, faulty, shoddy, amateurish, careless, negligent

exclamation

vulgar slang
  • An exclamation of alarm, anger, or annoyance.

    • ‘oh crap, somebody's shooting at us!’

Phrases

    — the crap out of
    vulgar slang
    • Do something to an excessive or extreme degree.

      • ‘it's not my fault it bores the crap out of me’

Origin

Late Middle 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 century.

Main meanings of crap in English

: crap1crap2

crap2

Pronunciation /krap/

See synonyms for crap on Thesaurus.com

Translate crap into Spanish

noun

North American
  • A losing throw of 2, 3, or 12 in craps.

verb

[no object]North American crap out
  • 1 informal Make a losing throw at craps.

    • ‘he put all his chips on the table and rolled the dice—sooner or later he had to crap out’
    1. 1.1Give up an activity because of fear or fatigue.
      ‘when entrepreneurs get to $1 billion they crap out and turn their companies over to others’
      • ‘That's when you're in a band and your bassist craps out on you.’
      • ‘Hubert was a huffing and puffing and smoking, and his heart was ready to crap out.’
      • ‘That was my chance to strike up a conversation, but oh no, my heart had to crap out right then and there.’
    2. 1.2Fail in an attempt.
      • ‘the Rams almost crapped out late in the game’
    3. 1.3(of a machine) break down.
      ‘his teleprompter crapped out’
      • ‘My DVR crapped out and I lost everything before I was able to watch.’
      • ‘This means that there is a very good chance that the cable modem will crap out at some point today.’
      • ‘Chris was also converting images into DIVs, and he probably noticed that as the DIV count increased on screen, the browsers would crap out.’

Origin

Early 20th century from craps.