Definition of crappie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkräpē/ Pronunciation: /ˈkrapē/

noun (plural crappies)

A North American freshwater fish of the sunfish family, the male of which builds a nest and guards the eggs and young.
  • Genus Pomoxis, family Centrarchidae: several species, including theblack crappie (P. nigromaculatus) and thewhite crappie (P. annularis).
Example sentences
  • It is during schooling when the male crappie sweeps out the nests and attracts the female.
  • The typical crappie has a large mouth with thin jaw tissue and tends to be a soft, even tentative striker.
  • The lake is well stocked with trout, large and small mouth bass, blue gill, crappie, and catfish.


Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with crappie

flappy, gappy, happi, happy, nappy, pappy, sappy, scrappy, slap-happy, snappy, strappy, tapis, yappy, zappy

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Syllabification: crap·pie

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