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Definition of "craps" [craps]

  • A gambling game played with two dice in which a first throw of 7 or 11 wins, a first throw of 2, 3, or 12 loses the bet, and a first throw of any other number (a point) must be repeated to win before a 7 is thrown, which loses both the bet and the dice. (noun-plural)
  • A losing throw in this game. Also called crap2. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "craps" in a sentence
  • "I learned poker from my mother and her sister and craps from a friend of my parents who taught all the kids at that particular party."
  • "All of that “Fair and Balanced” craps is just that crap."
  • "Quarter craps is a lot more fun for a cheapskate like me than is $10-minimum craps."