To pretend a sorrow that one doesn’t in fact feel, to create a hypocritical show of emotion. The idea comes from the ancient belief that crocodiles weep while luring or devouring their prey.
You see that bitch Jasmine Trias on American Idol last night with those crocodile tears?
by Karsh May 13, 2004
3 more definitions
fake crying, fake tears
Your crocodile tears can't fool me. I know what your up to.
by Light Joker December 07, 2005
Fake tears for the purpose to look like you understand or because it's the appropriate thing to do
She didn't care that her father-in-law just died, but she cries those crocodile tears anyways, pretending to feel the pain.
by sprinkes_in_my_frosting February 12, 2008
A false display of emotion.
Her upset was just crocodile tears. She really didn't care.
by apopheniac August 16, 2009