"We really wanted stainless," says the crestfallen pair, and trudge back out the door.
Also attending was Regan, who told investigators the president had been “crestfallen” at hearing about the diversion.
Finally, just before the tenth stanza, a crestfallen Alvarado whispered that he was done.
1580s, past participle adjective, but the verb crestfall is recorded only from 1610s, in reference to diseased horses, and is rare. It's possible that the image behind this use of the word is not cocks, as often is asserted, but horses.