from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Vulgar Slang Inferior; worthless.
  • adj. Vulgar Slang Miserable; wretched.
  • adj. Vulgar Slang Mean; contemptible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of very poor quality.
  • adj. Bad, sick, or depressed.
  • adj. Covered in crap (faeces/feces).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of very poor quality.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. very bad


From crap1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
crap +‎ -y (Wiktionary)



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  • Observed in the lead article of this week's Time Magazine. Even though there's hardly any stigma of vulgarity in such an adjective, still a little surprising to me at least.

    October 26, 2010