Holy vs Crap - What's the difference?

holy | crap |

As an adjective holy

is naked.




  • Dedicated to a religious purpose or a god.
  • I'm planning to visit the holy city of Mecca this Ramadan.
  • Revered in a religion.
  • Perfect or flawless.
  • Separated or set apart from (something unto something or someone else).
  • Set apart or dedicated for a specific purpose, or for use by a single entity or person.
  • (slang) Used as an intensifier in various interjections.
  • Holy cow, I can’t believe he actually lost the race!


    * (dedicated to a religious purpose or a god) sacred * (revered in a religion) sacred * faultless, flawless, perfect * (separated or set apart from something) sanctified * (set apart or dedicated for a specific purpose) reserved, special


    * (dedicated to a religious purpose or a god) * (revered in a religion) profane, secular, unholy, worldly * damaged, defective, faulty, flawed, imperfect * (separated or set apart from something) * (set apart or dedicated for a specific purpose) common

    Derived terms

    * holiest of holies * holiness * holy cats * holy cow * holy crap * Holy Ghost * Holy Grail * Holy of Holies * holy mackerel * holy moly, holy moley * holy Moses * holy mother of God * Holy See * holy shit * holy smoke * holy snakes * Holy Spirit * holy Toledo * Holy Trinity * holy war * holy water * Holy Week


  • (archaic) A thing that is extremely holy; used almost exclusively in (Holy of Holies).
  • * Franz von Reber, Joseph Thacher Clarke, History of Ancient Art (1882) p. 146:
  • The holy of holies, a cubical space of ten cubits on the side, was separated from the larger antechamber by four columns, which were also covered with gold and stood upon silver sockets; they bore a second curtain of four colors.

    Derived terms

    * holiest of holies * Holy of Holies



    Etymology 1

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


  • (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


  • (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.


  • (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)
    * lousy * shit * shite * bollocks * piss * fuck * Deuce


    (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"


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