Definition of


  1. (adj, all) worn and broken down by hard use
    a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape
    a flea-bitten sofa
    a run-down neighborhood
    a woebegone old shack
  2. (adj, all) lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
    her body looked sapless

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Decrepit

  1. c.1450, from M.Fr. decrepit, from L. decrepitus, from de- "down" + *crepitus, pp. of crepare "to crack, break." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Decrepit

d. w. griffith, decrepitate, decrepitude, decrypt, decurved, described, deserved, dioscorea batata, disrepute, disrupt, disrupted

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