Crepe



[kreyp] /kreɪp/

noun
1.
a lightweight fabric of silk, cotton, or other fiber, with a finely crinkled or ridged surface.
2.
a usually black band or piece of this material, worn as a token of mourning.
3.
a thin, light, delicate pancake.
4.
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5.
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verb (used with object), creped, creping.
6.
to cover, clothe, or drape with crepe.
[kreyp; for 2 also krep or, French, krep] /kreɪp; for 2 also krɛp or, French, krɛp/
noun, plural crêpes
[kreyps; for 2 alsokreps or, French, krep] /kreɪps; for 2 alsokrɛps or, French, krɛp/ (Show IPA)
1.
(defs 1, 2).
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/kreɪp/
noun
1.

2.
a black armband originally made of this, worn as a sign of mourning
3.
a very thin pancake, often rolled or folded around a filling
4.
short for crepe paper, crepe rubber
verb
5.
(transitive) to cover or drape with crepe
n.

1797, from French crêpe, from Old French crespe (14c.), from Latin crispa, fem. of crispus “curled, wrinkled” (see crisp (adj.)). Meaning “small, thin pancake” is from 1877. Crepe paper is first attested 1895.

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