- a small stick of chalk, charcoal, or colored wax, used for drawing, coloring, or writing
- a drawing made with crayons
Origin of crayonFr, pencil from craie, chalk from Classical Latin creta, chalk, white earth, probably from (terra) creta, sifted (earth) from past participle of cernere, to sift: see crisis
- A stick of colored wax, charcoal, or chalk, used for drawing.
- A drawing made with one of these sticks.
transitive verbcray·oned, cray·on·ing, cray·ons
Origin of crayonFrench diminutive of craie chalk from Latin crēta
- cray′on·ist cray′on·er
(third-person singular simple present crayons, present participle crayoning, simple past and past participle crayoned)
- To draw with a crayon.