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If you have a lot of garbage or junk in your house, your car, your garage, your pockets, or your purse–anywhere–you can use the word "crap."

  • I’ve got a bunch of crap in my garage.
  • What am I going to do with all this crap?
  • There’s also a bunch of crap in the backyard.
  • I can probably get rid of this crap if I have a garage sale.
  • Walmart sells a lot of crap that’s made in China.
  • Tony bought a folding chair at Walmart but it quickly broke because it was a piece of crap.
  • The minivan we bought was a piece of crap. (If something is cheaply made or easily broken, it’s common to use "piece of crap" to talk about it.)

crap He’s got a lot of crap that he needs to get rid of.

You can use the word "crap" to refer to a situation with which you disagree:

  • That’s a bunch of crap.
  • Don’t listen to that crap.
  • He doesn’t take crap from anyone.
  • I’m not taking this crap. (I’m not going to follow along with the idea or the situation.)

The word "crap" is also used when referring to animal or human poop.

  • Someone took a crap in the toilet and didn’t flush it. (To take a crap is an expression.)
  • There’s dog crap on the sidewalk.
  • Be careful. Don’t step in the crap.
  • Something smells like crap.

The word "crappy" is an adjective.

  • This chair is really crappy.
  • There’s no point in buying crappy furniture. Try to get something that will last.
  • I’m feeling kind of crappy today. (I feel sick.)
  • Don’t bother him. He’s in a crappy mood.

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June 7, 2019



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