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Meaning of “crap” in the English Dictionary

"crap" in British English

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crapnoun

uk   us   /kræp/
  • crap noun (SOLID WASTE)

[S or U] UK offensive solidwaste, or an ​occasion when an ​animal or ​personproducessolidwaste: I ​stepped in a ​pile of crap. to have (US take) a crap
  • crap noun (BAD QUALITY)

[U] UK something that is not ​worth anything, not ​useful, ​nonsense, or of ​badquality: I can't ​believe she's ​trying to ​pass off this crap as ​art! I've only ​read one ​novel by him and it was a ​load of crap.
  • crap noun (GAME)

craps [U] (also crap) US a ​gameplayed with dice for ​money

crapadjective

uk   us   /kræp/ (crapper, crappest) UK offensive
(US crappy) of very ​badquality: A ​badfilm? It was crap! He ​watches a lot of crap TV. not ​skilled or not ​organized: He's ​totally crap atfootball. I ​meant to ​invite him, but I've been a ​bit crap aboutaskingpeople.

crapverb [I]

uk   us   /kræp/ (-pp-) UK offensive
to ​producesolidwaste: The ​dog crapped ​right in the ​middle of the ​street.
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(Definition of crap from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crap" in American English

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crapnoun [U]

 us   /kræp/ infml
something that is ​bad or ​worthless; ​nonsense: She ​thinks that most of what’s on ​television now is crap.
(Definition of crap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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