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Craptastic (1)

adjective; blending and clipping
1. Describing an object that is of poor quality or inferior workmanship, or 2. Describing a past occurrence that was so unpleasant that it was humorous
 
I heard this word used in a mostly humorous context. It is a blend of the words “crappy” and “fantastic” and gives the sense of something that is fantastically crappy, or something that is amusingly terrible. Both adjectives “crappy” and “fantastic” were clipped to form the final adjective, “craptastic.” The speaker probably coined this word because of its humorous connotation when referring to a negative thing or event.
Etymology : A blending and clipping, with the affix –tic or –ic at the end, which is of Greek origin.
Source : Conversation with friend. “Awkward moments are so craptastic.” October 3, 2008
Last modified: 3 December 2008


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