An example of something decrepit is an old, abandoned house with shingles and paint that are falling off.
Origin of decrepit
- Middle English from Old French from Latin dēcrepitus worn out, feeble dē- de- crepitus past participle of crepāre to burst, crack
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French décrépit, from Latin decrepitus (“very old”), from crepare (“to creak”).