crap

   associated with hanging people
   The meaning to defecate is venerable and not euphemistic; nor is crapper, a lavatory or a person who defecates. Death by hanging, with the muscular relaxation and the fear, caused a loss of urine and faeces:
    The hangman was Jack Ketch... the crap merchant, the crapping cull, the switcher, the cramper, the sheriffs journeyman, the gaggler, the topping-cove, the roper or scragger. (R. Hughes, 1987, describing 19th-century criminal argot)

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  • Crap — bezeichnet mehrere (räto)romanische Name vieler Berge im Kanton Graubünden in der Schweiz: Crap Grisch, deutsch Grauberg, Berg in den Lepontinischen Alpen bei Vals GR Crap la Pala, Berg bei Lenzerheide Crap Masegn, Berg der Glarner Alpen bei… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • crap — CRAP, crapi, s.m. Peşte de apă dulce din familia ciprinidelor, cu solzii mari, argintii ruginii, cu buza groasă şi cu două perechi de mustăţi pe falca superioară (Cyprinus carpio). – Din bg., scr. krap. Trimis de LauraGellner, 30.07.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • Crap — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Andreas Crap Información personal Nacimiento 28 de mayo de 1970 39 años Origen …   Wikipedia Español

  • Crap — (kr[a^]p), v. 1. to defecate. Same as {take a crap}. [vulgar] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crap on — ˌcrap ˈon [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they crap on he/she/it craps on present participle crapping on past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crap — (kr[a^]p), n. 1. In the game of craps, a first throw of the dice in which the total is two, three, or twelve, in which case the caster loses. Also called {craps}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] 2. same as {excrement} and {feces}. [vulgar] Syn: shit.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crap — ☆ crap1 [krap ] n. [see CRAPS] 1. CRAPS (sense 1) 2. a losing first throw at craps crap out 1. to lose at craps by throwing a two, three, or twelve on the first throw or a seven after one s point has been established …   English World dictionary

  • crap — defecate 1846 (v.), 1898 (n.), from one of a cluster of words generally applied to things cast off or discarded (e.g. weeds growing among corn (early 15c.), residue from renderings (late 15c.), underworld slang for money (18c.), and in Shropshire …   Etymology dictionary

  • crap — vulgar slang ► NOUN 1) excrement; faeces. 2) nonsense; rubbish. ► VERB (crapped, crapping) ▪ defecate. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ extremely poor in quality. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • crap|py — «KRAP ee», adjective, pi|er, pi|est. Slang, usually considered vulgar. worthless; inferior; junky; trashy …   Useful english dictionary

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