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crape (n.)

"thin stuff made of silk finely crinkled," 1630s, Englished spelling of crepe (q.v.), which was itself borrowed into English late 18c., at first in a specialized, commercial sense. Black crape, from its somber and rough, unglossed appearance, was considered especially appropriate for mourning dress. Hence U.S. slang crape-hanger "pessimistic person, killjoy" (1909) from the notion of crape hung up as a sign of mourning.

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Definitions of crape
1
crape (v.)
cover or drape with crape;
crape the mirror
Synonyms: crepe
crape (v.)
curl tightly;
Synonyms: crimp / frizzle / frizz / kink up / kink
2
crape (n.)
small very thin pancake;
Synonyms: crepe / French pancake
crape (n.)
a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface;
Synonyms: crepe
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