1. A plural for carp, which is a fish often used in ceremonial and ornamental displays. It is widely believed to have been cultivated in Japan and China.
2. One who has an unsavory personality.
3. Slang for an umbrella.
"You ate my carps! You ATE MY CARPS!!"
"Man, he's such a carp."
"Hand me those carps, will you? It's raining outside."