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Entry from March 28, 2011
Crapweasel (Crap Weasel)

"Crapweasel” (or “crap weasel") was coined on an episode of the television sitcom Friends that aired on November 3, 1994:

Ross: So you do know a little English.
Paolo: Poco… a little.
Ross: Do you know the word, ‘crapweasel’?
Paolo: No.
Ross: That’s funny, ‘cause you are a
huge crapweasel!

“Crapweasel” is a compound of the words “crap” and “weasel” (defined by Merriam-Webster as “a sneaky, untrustworthy, or insincere person"). The term “crapweasel” was applied to politics in the 2000s and has been frequently used by conservative blogger Michelle Malkin. Theodore Roosevelt popularized the term “weasel words” in 1916, and “weasel” had been used in politics long before the stronger derogatory term of “crapweasel.”


Urban Dictionary
Crap Weasel
Any worthless induvidual who tries to steal credit for someone else’s work; also someone who tries to pass blame on others.
J.T. erwin is a fucking crap weasel; he got a letter jacket for being towel boy on the basketball team.
by Vivcious Gandhi May 24, 2003

Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
wea·sel noun \ˈwē-zəl\
plural weasels
Definition of WEASEL
1 or plural weasel : any of various small slender active carnivorous mammals (genus Mustela of the family Mustelidae, the weasel family) that are able to prey on animals (as rabbits) larger than themselves, are mostly brown with white or yellowish underparts, and in northern forms turn white in winter — compare ermine 1a
2: a light self-propelled tracked vehicle built either for traveling over snow, ice, or sand or as an amphibious vehicle
3: a sneaky, untrustworthy, or insincere person

(Oxford English Dictionary)
weasel word n. orig. U.S. an equivocating or ambiguous word which takes away the force or meaning of the concept being expressed.
1900 S. Chaplin in Cent. Mag. June 306/2 ‘The public should be protected—’ ‘Duly protected,’ said Gamage, ‘That’s always a good *weasel word.’
1916 N.Y. Times 1 June 1/2 Colonel Roosevelt began the day’s speechmaking by opening his guns upon President Wilson.‥ He accused Mr. Wilson of using ‘weaselwords’ in advocating universal military training, but ‘only the compulsion of the spirit of America’. A weasel, the Colonel explained, would suck all the meat out of an egg and leave it an empty shell.

Google Books
Cassell’s Dictionary of Slang
By Jonathon Green
Cassell
2006
Pg. 351:
crapweasel n. [2000s] (US campus) an irritatingly stupid or deceitful person.

TV.com
Friends
Episode Guide > Season 1, Episode 7
The One with the Blackout Episode Recap
Air Date
Thursday November 3, 1994
(...)
He tells Paulo that he and Rachel are “kind of a thing.” Paulo asks if they “have the sex?” He tells Paulo not yet, and if Paulo gets in the middle, then Ross would be very sad. He asks if he knows a little English, Paulo says just a tiny bit. So happily Ross tells Paulo that he is a “huge crapweasel” before the two men hug.

Friends
The One With The Blackout
Episode 1.07
(..)
Ross: So you do know a little English.
Paolo: Poco… a little.
Ross: Do you know the word, ‘crapweasel’?
Paolo: No.
Ross: That’s funny, ‘cause you are a huge crapweasel!

Google Books
Cooking with Friends
By Amy Lyles Wilson and Jack Bishop
Nashville, TN: Rutledge Hill Press
1995
Pg. 117:
Ross: Do you know the word “crap weasel”?
Paolo: No.
Ross: Because you are a huge ‘“crap weasel.”

Google Groups: alt.tv.friends
Newsgroups: alt.tv.friends
From:
Date: 1 Feb 1995 16:10:40 GMT
Local: Wed, Feb 1 1995 11:10 am
Subject: Re: “crap-weasel”?

Playing the straight man, “Ashe” writes:

>what the heck *is* a crap weasel?
> -Ashe.

You don’t know?  Then, you are such a crapweasel.  grin

Google Groups: rec.arts.tv
Newsgroups: rec.arts.tv
From: (Andy J. Williams)
Date: Wed, 01 Mar 1995 18:41:41 -0500
Local: Wed, Mar 1 1995 6:41 pm
Subject: ** Friends FAQ (1/2) 3/1/95

1.4 What are Friends fans called?
Collectively we are “The Friends Zone”. Normal fans are “Crapweasels” and the really rabid fans are “Frienatics”. Yes, we have too much free time on our hands.

Google Groups: alt.politics.liberalism
Newsgroups: alt.politics.liberalism
From: Toto
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 20:26:15 -0500
Local: Wed, Jul 30 2003 8:26 pm
Subject: Liberals are feckless crapweasels?

OK, I’m making this up. There is no such study scientifically “proving” that liberals are feckless crapweasels.

Michelle Malkin
The Larry Craig mess
By Michelle Malkin • August 28, 2007 12:29 AM Update 5:15pm Eastern.
Here’s the full statement on Craig’s site. He’s not just a lying crapweasel.
He’s a supremely arrogant, lying crapweasel. Blaming the press. Non-apology apologizing. How do you spell creep? C-r-a-i-g.

Michelle Malkin
Crapweasel of the day
By Michelle Malkin • October 22, 2007 09:21 PM
It looks like it’s a new trend now: Fox News liberals threatening and wishing ill on Fox News conservatives.

Michelle Malkin
The GOP Crapweasel Club
By Michelle Malkin • May 18, 2010 11:06 AM
Yep, it’s time again for my upside-down elephant again.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • (0) Comments • Monday, March 28, 2011 • Permalink