The definition of a carp is an edible freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae, or a nagging complaint.(noun)
Carp is defined as to find fault or nag unreasonably.(verb)
An example of carp is to constantly complain about the color the neighbor chose to paint his house.
See carp in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME carpen < ON karpa, to brag; meaning infl. by L carpere, to pluck: see excerpt
Origin: ModL < Gr karpos: see harvest
See carp in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. carp carp or carps
Origin: Middle English carpe
Origin: , from Old French carpe
Origin: , from Medieval Latin carpa
Origin: , of Germanic origin.
Origin: New Latin -carpium
Origin: , from Greek -karpion
Origin: , from karpos, fruit; see kerp- in Indo-European roots.
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