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Craps appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • "Evil yams parcel truth to be lurid," I rule, "both turtle craps may live".
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Definition of the noun craps

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  1. expressions used when when two dice are thrown and both come up showing one spot
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonym of craps: snake eyes
    • more generic words: 2 / deuce / II / two = the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
  2. a gambling game played with two dice; a first throw of 7 or 11 wins and a first throw of 2, 3, or 12 loses and a first throw of any other number must be repeated to win before a 7 is thrown, which loses the bet and the dice

Alternative definition of the noun craps


  1. [plural-only] a game of gambling, or chance, where the players "roll" or throw dice to make scores and avoid crap
  2. [plural-only, slang, vulgar] diarrhea.


Craps is a dice game in which the players make wagers on the outcome of the roll, or a series of rolls, of a pair of dice. Players may wager money against each other or a bank. Because it requires little equipment, "street craps" can be played in informal settings.


"Craps" a.k.a. "Craps: Playing to Win" is a book by Tony Korfman.


"Craps" is the second full length from Boston band Big Dipper. The album was released in 1988 on Homestead Records. Craps was remastered and re-released as part of Merge Record's Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology in 2008.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Craps

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Google previewThe Calculus Diaries (2010)

How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse by Jennifer Ouellette

From a psychological standpoint, craps is an ingeniously designed game.

Google previewMore Information Than You Require (2012)

by John Hodgman

Craps is the dirty word for “dice.” Sorry to put it so...

Google previewCasino Gambling For Dummies (2011)

by Kevin Blackwood

Craps is a stand-up game — no chairs for you or the other players. At the top of the ridge is the rail with two grooves (the rail rack) perfectly sized to hold casino chips. But make sure you keep your drinks, purse, cigarettes, and everything else ...

Google previewCard Games All-In-One For Dummies (2016)

by Dummies

Craps is a stand-up game — no chairs for you or the other players. At the top of the ridge is the rail with two grooves (the rail rack) perfectly sized to hold casino chips. But make sure you keep your drinks, purse, cigarettes, and everything else ...

Google previewUnderstanding Probability (2004)

Chance Rules in Everyday Life by Henk Tijms

Craps is an extremely simple game in its most basic form; however, casinos have added on twists and turns enough to make most players' heads spin. The basic rules are as follows. A player rolls a pair of dice and the sum of the points is ...

Google previewGamble to Win (2001)

Craps by R. D. Ellison

A Craps is a 2, 3 or 12, rolled during the come-out. This is the opposite of a natural, for it causes an immediate loss during the come-out for all pass line bettors. A Seven-out is when a 7 is rolled after the point is established, but before the ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms (2000)

by Robert Hendrickson

craps The game of dice as all America knows it today dates to the early 19th century and may owe its name, craps, to a Louisiana Frenchman. Johnny Crapaud was the nickname of gambler Bernard Mariginy, who introduced dice to New ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

roulette wheel, craps table, slot machine, one-armed bandit, etc., pinball machine; shoe, sabot; race track, the turf, the horses, the dogs, parimutuel window[s], ...

Google previewGambling in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Issues, and Society, 2nd Edition (2015)

by William N. Thompson Ph.D.

Craps and Other Dice Games Dice (plural for di) have been used in games for 5,000 years or more. Anthropologists discovered four-sided objects in the form ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Popular Culture [4 volumes] (2010)

by Jessie Carney Smith

Dice Games/Cee-lo/Craps While there are numerous dice games that may involve gambling, the two most relevant to the African American community are craps, a game that is played in both casinos and on the streets and involves two dice, ...

Google previewAfrican American Folklore: An Encyclopedia for Students (2016)

An Encyclopedia for Students by Anand Prahlad

Craps,” or dice, is another game that has been popular among African American men, going back at least to the postbellum period. Aspects of verbal dueling along ...

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He was so honest you could play craps with him over the phone. (Earl Wilson)
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Scrabble value of C3R1A1P3S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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