1. (also crippo) a disabled person.
|Owen Wister Out West (1958) 153: A man lame from being shot in the leg is ‘Crip’ Jones.diary 21 Feb. in Wister|
|Cattle Brands [Internet] [of cattle] when the rear guard of crips and dogies passed this impromptu review, we all waited patiently for the verdict.‘Bad Medicine’|
|This Side of Jordan 2: They regarded old Aunt Crippled Lou with sympathy [...] Aunt Crip understood the bayou.|
|Folk-Say 151: He was a crip and couldn’t do any work.‘South’ in Botkin|
|Never Come Morning (1988) 155: I told him her old man was a crip.|
|Rock 5: I don’t want to fight this crip.|
|Down These Mean Streets (1970) 51: Little Crip, small, dark and crippled from birth, came tearing down the block.|
|Demon (1979) 10: He cant see Steve. Letim hitit, his a crip.|
|Homeboy 331: How’d dem crips get the jack inside?|
|Vatican Bloodbath 59: Having to ask polite questions of grovelling mongrels, half-breeds, half-wits, crippos.|
|Curious Incident of the Dog 56: People used to call [...] the children at school spaz and crip and mong.|
2. (orig. US campus, also cript) anything easy; esp. in crip course, of a given college course [note crib n.3 (4)].
|University of Virginia Mag. Oct. 16f: Crip has about driven snap into oblivion [...] probably [...] the word came into collegiate use via the poolroom [W&F].|
|AS XXXIV:2 156: A crip is an easy course.‘Gator Sl.’|
|Weed (1998) 134: The sixball had interrupted a crip, it being an easy straight-back or cross-corner.|
|CUSS 101: Crip course Easy course.et al.|
|Campus Sl. Apr. 2: crip course – an easy course.|
|Campus Sl. Fall 3: crip – easy: Man, we’ve got four tests and a paper. I thought you said this was a crip course.|
|Campus Sl. Nov. 2: crip(t) – easy. English 36 is going to be my best cript.|
|Sl. and Sociability 47: The phrase crip course had been well established in college slang for decades, formed as a clipping of a cripples’ course, or perhaps a crippled course.|
3. a wounded animal.
|DAS 130/2: crip n. A crippled horse.|
|Mama Black Widow 92: The crip [i.e. a rat] glared venemously at me and bared yellow fangs.|
4. (UK juv.) a general insult; physical deformity is irrelevant.
|Current Sl. II:2 9: Crip, n. An uncoordinated person, a ‘spas.’.|
|OnLine Dict. of Playground Sl. [Internet] crip n. An excessively clumsy, stupid or unpleasant person.|
(US tramp) a genuinely disabled person; thus phoney crip, one who poses as disabled for begging purposes.
|Mother of the Hoboes 43: The Rating Of The Tramps. 21 Straight Crip: actually crippled or otherwise afflicted. 22 Phoney Crip: self-mutilated or simulating a deformity.|
|in ‘Jargon of the Und.’ in DN V.|
|Amer. Tramp and Und. Sl. 185: Straight Crip. – A crippled beggar with a real deformity.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
|Crime in S. Afr. 106: A ‘straight crip’ is a cripple whose deformity is genuine and not faked.|