An example of something decrepit is an old, abandoned house with shingles and paint that are falling off.
Origin of decrepitMiddle English and 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 dēcrepitus worn out, feeble dē- de- crepitus past participle of crepāre 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”).