Green’s Dictionary of Slang

crap! excl.

also craps! by craps!

a general excl.

[US]F. Whittaker Pop Hicks 19: Seventy-five dollars a week, by the jumping jerushy Crambo Crap! [HDAS].
[US]A.C. Gunter M.S. Bradford Special 50: By craps, some big affair?
[UK]R. Beach Pardners (1912) 62: Before you could say ‘Craps! you lose,’ them shave-tails was given the grandest exhibition of animal idiocy.
in E.J. O’Brien Best Amer. Short Stories 24: Craps amighty. A swell chance I got.
[US]J.L. Kuethe ‘Johns Hopkins Jargon’ in AS VII:5 330: crap — exclamation of disgust.
[US]J.T. Farrell World I Never Made 482: ‘I bought ’em!’ said Bill. ‘Crap! Crap!’ said Cross-Eyed Bucky.
[US]J.T. Farrell To Whom It May Concern 15: Oh crap! Why should I bother even to keep this diary? Why anything?
[US](con. 1910s) J. Thompson Heed the Thunder (1994) 249: ‘I ain’t takin’ advantage of him.’ Gus said, ‘Crap!’.
[US]C. Willingham End as a Man (1952) 158: Well, by crap, they’re going to transfer me too.
[US]T. Williams Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Act II: brick: Both of us married into society, Big Daddy. big daddy: Crap ...
[US]J.D. MacDonald Price of Murder (1978) 24: Social conscience. Crap!
[US]C. Cooper Jr Weed (1998) 122: Damn. Piss. Crap: or really, just plain shit.
[US]M. Braly Shake Him Till He Rattles (1964) 43: Crap. You’re not foolish enough to believe that.
[US](con. 1958) R. Farina Been Down So Long (1972) 36: ‘Never mix shit and booze,’ came the reprimand. ‘Oh crap, a mother.’.
[UK]P. Theroux Picture Palace 302: ‘Crap,’ I said.
[US]C. Hiaasen Tourist Season (1987) 238: Crap!
[Aus]Penguin Bk of More Aus. Jokes 288: ‘What a wonderful sacrifice one has made for one’s country,’ said the somewhat dismayed Diana. ‘Crap,’ said the head.
[US]B. Wiprud Sleep with the Fishes 93: Oh crap. Here he goes – here he goes.

In exclamations

like crap!

(US) a general intensifier, usu. negative.

G. Green To Brooklyn with Love 89: Like crap I do. Go on, get out.