craps

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kræps/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kræps/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kraps)


From the verb crap: (⇒ conjugate)
craps is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v 3rd person singular

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
craps /kræps/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable;  used with a singular verb]
  1. Gamesa game of dice.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
craps  (kraps),USA pronunciation n. (usually used with a sing. v.)
  1. Gamesa game in which two dice are thrown and in which a first throw of 7 or 11 wins, a first throw of 2, 3, or 12 loses, and a first throw of 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, or 10 can be won only by throwing the same number again before throwing a 7.
  • 18th-century English slang: plural of crab1
  • French craps, variant of crabs double-ace (lowest throw at hazard)
  • apparently 1835–45, American.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
craps /kræps/ n (usually functioning as singular)
  1. a gambling game using two dice, in which a player wins the bet if 7 or 11 is thrown first, and loses if 2, 3, or 12 is thrown
  2. shoot crapsto play this game
Etymology: 19th Century: probably from crabs lowest throw at dice, plural of crab1
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
crap1 /kræp/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  crapped, crap•ping. 
n. 
  1. Slang TermsVulgar.
  2. Slang Terms[uncountable] Slang. (sometimes vulgar ). nonsense;
    false statements;
    exaggeration.
  3. junk;
    litter:[uncountable]Get rid of all this crap in your room.

v. [no object]
  1. Slang TermsVulgar. to defecate.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
crap1  (krap),USA pronunciation n., v.,  crapped, crap•ping. 
n. 
  1. Slang Terms[Vulgar.]
    • excrement.
    • an act of defecation.
  2. Slang Terms(sometimes vulgar).
    • nonsense;
      drivel.
    • falsehood, exaggeration, propaganda, or the like.
  3. refuse;
    rubbish;
    junk;
    litter:Will you clean up that crap!

v.i. 
  1. Slang Terms[Vulgar.]to defecate.

v.t. 
  1. Slang Terms(sometimes vulgar). to talk nonsense to;
    attempt to deceive.
  2. crap around, Slang (sometimes vulgar).
    • to behave in a foolish or silly manner.
    • to avoid work.
  3. crap on, Slang (sometimes vulgar).
    • to treat badly, esp. by humiliating, insulting, or slighting.
    • to cause misery, misfortune, or discomfort.
  4. crap up, Slang (sometimes vulgar). to botch, ruin, or cheapen;
    make a mess of.
  • Middle Dutch (not recorded until 16th century) krappe anything cut off or separated
  • late Middle English crap chaff 1375–1425

crap2  (krap),USA pronunciation n. v.,  crapped, crap•ping. 
n. 
  1. Games(in craps) a losing throw, in which the total on the two dice is 2, 3, or 12.
  2. Gamescraps.

v. 
  1. Gamescrap out: 
    • , GamesAlso called  seven out. (in the game of craps) to throw a 7 rather than make one's point.
    • , Slang Terms[Slang.]to abandon a project, activity, etc., because of fear, cowardice, exhaustion, loss of enthusiasm, etc.
    • , Slang Terms[Slang.]to break a promise or fail to fulfill a duty or obligation;
      renege.
  • back formation from craps 1835–45, American.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
crap /kræp/ n
  1. a losing throw in the game of craps
  2. another name for craps
Etymology: 20th Century: back formation from craps
crap /kræp/ slang n
  1. nonsense
  2. rubbish
  3. another word for faeces
vb (craps, crapping, crapped)
  1. (intransitive)
    another word for defecate
Etymology: 15th Century crappe chaff, from Middle Dutch, probably from crappen to break off
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