Type Surname (from nickname)
Other Forms FormsCrète
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 9/4/2016
French (adjectival form Crété ‘crested’): nickname for an arrogant individual, from Old French creste ‘crest (of a hill)’ (Late Latin crista), used with reference to the comb of a rooster. Compare Old French crester ‘to strut’.