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

  • n. A light soft thin fabric of silk, cotton, wool, or another fiber, with a crinkled surface. Also called crape.
  • n. See crape.
  • n. Crepe paper.
  • n. Crepe rubber.
  • n. A very thin small pancake, often stuffed and rolled up.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface.
  • n. A very thin pancake.
  • n. crepe paper
  • n. Rubber in sheets used especially for shoe soles.
  • n. A death notice printed on white card with a background of black crepe paper or cloth, placed on a the door of a residence or business.


French crêpe, from Old French crespe, curly, from Latin crispus; see sker-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French crêpe, from Latin crispus. (Wiktionary)



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