Carp

Definition of Carp

Pronunciation: kärp
v. i.1.To talk; to speak; to prattle.
[imp. & p. p. Carped (kärpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Carping.]
2.To find fault; to cavil; to censure words or actions without reason or ill-naturedly; - usually followed by at.
Carping and caviling at faults of manner.
- Blackw. Mag.
And at my actions carp or catch.
- Herbert.
v. t.1.To say; to tell.
2.To find fault with; to censure.
n.1.(Zool.) A fresh-water herbivorous fish (Cyprinus carpio.). Several other species of Cyprinus, Catla, and Carassius are called carp. See Cruclan carp.
Carp louse
(Zool.) a small crustacean, of the genus Argulus, parasitic on carp and allied fishes. See Branchiura.
Carp mullet
(Zool.) a fish (Moxostoma carpio) of the Ohio River and Great Lakes, allied to the suckers.
Carp sucker
(Zool.) a name given to several species of fresh-water fishes of the genus Carpiodes in the United States; - called also quillback.

Related Words

bug, bully, bullyrag, carp at, catch at straws, cavil, complain, criticize, cut up, fault-find, find fault, fret at, fuss at, gripe, hassle, henpeck, knock, nag, nibble at, niggle, nitpick, peck at, pester, pettifog, pick at, pick holes, pick on, pick to pieces, pull apart, pull to pieces, quibble, take exception, tear apart, tear to pieces, yap at
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