Crap is a versatile word, usually meaning feces, stuff, or garbage. It’s definitely slang but not really obscene.

This is a word that’s on the borderline between acceptable slang and potty language. You can be 100% sure that saying the s-word (which means almost exactly the same thing as crap) will get you in trouble if you said it in class, but crap isn’t so clear cut. It’s sort of naughty but getting less naughty all the time. But whether you’re taking a crap (pooping) or being told to get all the crap (junk) off your desk, you’ll find that crap of any kind is never held in high regard.

Definitions of crap
  1. noun

    obscene terms for feces

    dirt, poop, turd
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    type of:

    BM, dejection, faecal matter, faeces, fecal matter, feces, ordure, stool

    solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels

  2. verb

    have a bowel movement

    ca-ca, defecate, make, stool, take a crap

    make, make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, piddle, piss, puddle, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, urinate, wee, wee-wee

    eliminate urine
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    defecate; used of animals
    type of:

    egest, eliminate, excrete, pass

    eliminate from the body

  3. noun

    obscene words for unacceptable behavior

    Irish bull, bull
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    type of:

    buncombe, bunk, bunkum, guff, hogwash, rot

    unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

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