Semiarid vs Crap - What's the difference?

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As an adjective semiarid

is somewhat arid, receiving little rainfall but more than an arid area would typically defined as 25 to 50 cm or 10 to 20 inches of rainfall annually.

semiarid

Alternative forms

* semi-arid

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Somewhat arid, receiving little rainfall but more than an arid area would. Typically defined as 25 to 50 cm or 10 to 20 inches of rainfall annually.
  • 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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