Crap vs Cran - What's the difference?

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As a noun cran is

(obsolete) a measure of herrings, either imprecise or sometimes legally specified; also rarely a barrel made to hold such a measure or cran can be (music) an embellishment played on the lowest note of a chanter of a bagpipe, consisting of a series of grace notes produced by rapid sequential lifting of the fingers of the lower hand.

crap

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) crappe, also in plural: crappen, crappys, . Related to (l).

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (obsolete) The husk of grain; chaff.
  • (slang) Something of poor quality.
  • The long-running game show went from offering good prizes to crap in no time.
  • (slang, vulgar) Something that is rubbish; nonsense.
  • The college student boasted of completing a 10,000-word essay on Shakespeare, but the professor judged it as utter crap .
  • (slang, vulgar) Faeces or feces.
  • (slang, vulgar, countable) An act of defecation.
  • ''I have to take a crap
  • (slang) Useless object or entity.
  • What is that?'' ''It's just a bunch of crap

    Verb

    (crapp)
  • (vulgar, slang) To defecate.
  • Derived terms
    * crap on - (UK) To talk at length in a foolish or boring way. * To crap something out: to damage or destroy something.

    Adjective

    (crapper)
  • (chiefly, UK, colloquial, somewhat, vulgar) Of poor quality.
  • I drove an old crap car for ten years before buying a new one.
    Alternative forms
    * crappy (chiefly, North America)
    Synonyms
    * lousy * shit * shite * bollocks * piss * fuck * Deuce

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (slang) Expression of worry, fear, shock, surprise, disgust, annoyance or dismay.
  • Oh crap! The other driver's going to hit my car!
    Crap! I lost the game.
    What the crap ?!
    Aw, crap , I have to start over again from the beginning of the level.

    Etymology 2

    From "crab's eyes"

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (gambling) A losing throw of 2, 3 or 12 in craps.
  • Derived terms
    * crap out * crapola * crapulation

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    cran

    English

    Etymology 1

    Gaelic.

    Alternative forms

    * crane

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (obsolete) a measure of herrings, either imprecise or sometimes legally specified; also rarely a barrel made to hold such a measure
  • * 1800 Dec., Sir Richard Phillips, The Monthly magazine , Volume 10, No. 66, page 486:
  • Very flattering indeed has been the success of the fishermen; and many boats have come in loaded, averaging thirty or forty crans' each (every '''cran''' estimated at 1,000 herrings), and disposed of their cargoes at nine shillings per ' cran ; but the price has been since raised to fifteen shillings.
  • * 1960 , Singing the Fishing :
  • And fish the knolls on the North Sea Holes
    And try your luck at the North Shields Gut
    With a catch of a hundred cran .
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    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (music) An embellishment played on the lowest note of a chanter of a bagpipe, consisting of a series of grace notes produced by rapid sequential lifting of the fingers of the lower hand.
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