Definition of Crispin

1. Noun. Patron saint of shoemakers; he and his brother were martyred for trying to spread Christianity (3rd century).

Exact synonyms: Saint Crispin, St. Crispin
Generic synonyms: Patron Saint

Definition of Crispin

1. n. A shoemaker; -- jocularly so called from the patron saint of the craft.

Definition of Crispin

1. Proper noun. ( male given name). ¹

2. Proper noun. A Roman shoemaker, martyr and saint (brother of Crispinian); patron saint of cobblers and tanners. ¹

3. Noun. (jocular dated) A shoemaker. ¹

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Definition of Crispin

1. a shoemaker [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Crispin

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Crimean peninsula
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Cristobal Balenciaga
Cristobal Colon
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Crna Gora

Literary usage of Crispin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1908)
"When Maximianus saw that his efforts were of no avail, he gave crispin and ... crispin of Viterbo, BLESSED, Friar Minor Capuchin; b. at Viterbo in 1008; ..."

2. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography by Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1898)
"Although Captain William crispin never arrived in Pennsylvania, the importance of ... An account of the crispin family, written in 1792 by William crispin, ..."

3. Chief Contemporary Dramatists, Second Series: Eighteen Plays from the Recent by Thomas Herbert Dickinson (1921)
"Don't let your tongue run away with you, crispin. crispin. My master is averse to foolish talk; but you will soon know him by his deeds. ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1897)
"echoed the son of St. crispin, “aye, aye. Certainly I love him. ... crispin took heart and requested that his sovereign and late visitor would permit In ..."

5. The History and Problems of Organized Labor by Frank Tracy Carlton (1920)
"The Knights of St. crispin. The history of this organization of shoemakers is considered in this chapter because it arose during the period of transition of ..."

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