Carp - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kɑːrp|  American pronunciation of the word carp
Brit.  |kɑːp|  British pronunciation of the word carp


- the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised
- any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae


- raise trivial objections (syn: cavil, chicane)


He's always carping about his boss.

He's tired of always being carped at by his critics.

It's no good carping at the boy's behaviour, he'll only get worse.

He always finds something to carp about.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: carp
he/she/it: carps
present participle: carping
past tense: carped
past participle: carped
singular: carp
plural: carp
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