- a gambling game played with two dice: a first throw of seven or eleven wins, and a first throw of two, three, or twelve loses, while any other first throw, to win, must be repeated before a seven is thrown
- crap (sense )
Origin of crapsFrench crabs, craps from obsolete eastern; English crabs, lowest throw at hazard, two aces
plural nounused with a sing. or pl. verb
- A gambling game played with two dice in which a first throw of 7 or 11 wins, a first throw of 2, 3, or 12 loses the bet, and a first throw of any other number (a point) must be repeated to win before a 7 is thrown, which loses both the bet and the dice.
- A losing throw in this game. Also called crap 2.
Origin of crapsLouisiana French game of hazard from English crabs lowest throw in hazard from crab 1or crab 2
From Louisiana Creole French craps, a corruption of English crabs
- third-person singular simple present indicative form of crap