crappie
noun Etymology: Canadian French crapet Date: circa 1827 1. black crappie 2. white crappie

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  • crappie — ☆ crappie [krap′ē ] n. pl. crappies or crappie [< ?] any of a genus (Pomoxis) of small North American sunfishes found in sluggish streams and ponds throughout E and central U.S.; specif., the black crappie or white crappie …   English World dictionary

  • Crappie — Crap pie (kr?p p?), n. (Zo[ o]l.) A kind of fresh water bass of the genus {Pomoxys}, found in the rivers of the Southern United States and Mississippi valley. There are several species. [Written also {croppie}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crappie — type of freshwater fish, 1856, Amer.Eng., of unknown origin; perhaps from Canadian Fr. dialect crappé …   Etymology dictionary

  • Crappie — Calico Bass redirects here. For the marine fish, see Kelp Bass. Pomoxis Black (top) white crappie (P. nigromaculatus P. annularis) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • crappie — /krap ee/, n., pl. crappies, (esp. collectively) crappie. either of two small sunfishes of central U.S. rivers, Pomoxis nigromaculatus (black crappie) or P. annularis (white crappie). Also, croppie. [1855 60, Amer.; < CanF crapet] * * * Either of …   Universalium

  • crappie — crap•pie [[t]ˈkræp i[/t]] n. pl. pies, (esp. collectively) pie. ich either of two large sunfishes of the central U.S., Pomoxis nigromaculatus (black crappie) or P. annularis(white crappie). • Etymology: 1855–60, amer.; < CanF crapet …   From formal English to slang

  • crappie — noun 1. small sunfishes of the genus Pomoxis of central United States rivers • Hypernyms: ↑sunfish 2. small sunfishes of central United States rivers • Hypernyms: ↑sunfish, ↑centrarchid • Hyponyms: ↑black crappie, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • crappie — noun A member of either of two species of North American sunfish of the genus Pomoxis. Both are silvery white with black speckles, and prized as gamefish …   Wiktionary

  • Crappie — 1. of poor quality: a crappy magazine ; 2. soiled: a crappy nappy ; 3. badly done or executed: a crappy performance …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • crappie — Australian Slang 1. of poor quality: a crappy magazine ; 2. soiled: a crappy nappy ; 3. badly done or executed: a crappy performance …   English dialects glossary

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