- 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 noun(used 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 crap2.
Origin of crapsLouisiana French, game of hazard, from English crabs, lowest throw in hazard, from crab1 or crab2.
From Louisiana Creole French craps, a corruption of English crabs
- third-person singular simple present indicative form of crap