Meaning of “crap” in the English Dictionary

"crap" in British English

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uk /kræp/ us /kræp/

crap noun (SOLID WASTE)

[ S or U ] UK offensive solid waste, or an occasion when an animal or person produces solid waste:

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 bad quality:

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 game played with dice for money


uk /kræp/ us /kræp/ crapper, crappest UK offensive

US crappy of very bad quality:

A bad film? It was crap!
He watches a lot of crap TV.

not skilled or not organized:

He's totally crap at football.
I meant to invite him, but I've been a bit crap about asking people.

crapverb [ I ]

uk /kræp/ us /kræp/ -pp- UK offensive

to produce solid waste:

The dog crapped right in the middle of the street.

Phrasal verb(s)

(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)