The Crips are primarily, but not exclusively, an African American gang that can be identified by the blue worn by their members. However, this practice has waned due to police crackdowns on gang members. They were founded in Los Angeles, California in 1971 mainly by Raymond Washington and Stanley "Tookie" Williams. What was once a single alliance between two autonomous gangs is now a loosely connected network of individual sets, often engaged in open warfare with one another. The Crips are one of the largest and most violent associations of street gangs in the United States, with an estimated 30,000 to 35,000 members.
Crips are publicly known to have an intense and bitter rivalry with the Bloods and lesser feuds with some Chicano gangs. Crips have been documented in the U.S. military, found in bases in the United States and abroad. The gang's activities have included: Drug trafficking, robbery, extortion, murder, burglary, and identification theft.
by ♫ Highway to Hell ♫ December 23, 2009
A gang member of the notorious inner city street gang. Thier colors are blue and are originally from Los Angeles.
*news reporter*: "there have been a deadly drive-by commited by the Southside compton crips".
by Crazy Mo May 29, 2003
Though the media portrays the members of this and other gangs as victims of American society, the proof shows this isn't the case. Gangs with L.A. origins usually flower where lazy and unchallenged youth live. In their minds the gang members think they are courageous and independent. This couldn't be further from the truth. The 'gangsters' aren't courageous because they shoot from moving cars and often hit innocent victims and because they only fight when the odds are overwhelmingly in their favor. Also they are not independent as they usually dress alike, act alike, collectively do nothing creative, and are dependent on government assistance for most of their lives. The happiest person is a recovering gangster.
All crips have the same desire: to became famous in their own minds.
by California1800 October 18, 2007
A street gang in LA and rivals of The Bloods, another LA gang. They like wearing blue. This is what is known to anyone outside of California.

Apparently they do illegal stuff and frequently send their cronies to Urban Dictionary to 'represent', most likely to the dismay of their even partially literate members.

At some point Quentin Tarantino has mentioned them on The Tonight Show.

Famous rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg claims that that he keeps "a blue flag" in his left back pocket, since that is the "crip side".
" - Ever heard of The Crips?
- Yeah, they're some kinda gang, right?"
by Tankard March 09, 2005
Men who killed and stole for money to restore the ghetto, Community Restoration in Progress. Were the first killers in 1967, then in 1969 BLOOD's came out as a defense group, hence the OD (Of Defense) in BLOOD. Now a bunch of little kids who want to go around fighting people for wearing the color red and not navy blue who also claim their parents to be a member, as well as their whole family, to make it seem like shits real.
"Yo let's go get dem boyz dey be in red, i hate dat colur."

"Ain't you a bitch?"

"I dont giveafuck nigga, he be in red and my bf a crip he shoot em dead on my word."
by Carol City Boy March 24, 2005
noun; a person of diminished physical capacity
she's a crip, she walks with a limp because her right leg's shorter
by Jake February 17, 2004
The name adopted by members of an LA street gang. The name is actually an acronym, and stands for:

Crip: "Yo, Deuce, T-Drop, Trey, Pookie, Lil' Dookie, Poo Poo, Rayray, let's smoke dis foo', he done stepped on my K-Swiss!"

Casual Observer: *shakes head* Those crips certainly live up to their names.
by expletive deleted April 23, 2007

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