An example of something decrepit is an old, abandoned house with shingles and paint that are falling off.
Origin of decrepitMiddle English and amp; Old French ; from Classical Latin decrepitus ; from de-, intensive + crepitus, past participle of crepare, to creak, rattle (in LL, to burst, die): see craven
Origin of decrepitMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin d&emacron;crepitus, worn out, feeble : d&emacron;-, de- + crepitus, past participle of crepare, to burst, crack.
(comparative more decrepit, superlative most decrepit)
- Weakened or worn out from age or wear
From Middle French décrépit, from Latin decrepitus (“very old”), from crepare (“to creak”).