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[kris-pee] /ˈkrɪs pi/
adjective, crispier, crispiest.
(especially of food) brittle; crisp.
curly or wavy.
Origin of crispy
1350-1400; Middle English crispi. See crisp, -y1
Related forms
crispily, adverb
crispiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for crispy
  • They are paper-thin and crispy, and melt in your mouth.
  • The odd plate of crispy fried wings has indeed advanced the cause of science a time or two.
  • The octopus is a winner-crispy on the outside, in a lemon-zesty chili sauce.
  • Melt butter in a nonstick pan, then put shredded potatoes in and cook until crispy on each side.
  • Both sandwiches were served with perfectly crispy fries.
  • Perfectly fried, with a crispy exterior that yields to a moist interior enlivened with bits of corn and hints of onion.
  • There needs to be a crispy chiffonade of iceberg lettuce.
  • crispy and wafer-thin, it comes stuffed with spicy potatoes and yogurt.
  • Texture is relatively soft and flexible, and inside leaves are crispy.
  • So the new chips and fries are more crispy and contain less fat.
British Dictionary definitions for crispy


adjective crispier, crispiest
having waves or curls
Derived Forms
crispily, adverb
crispiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for crispy

late 14c., "curly," from crisp (adj.) + -y (2). Meaning "brittle" is recorded from 1610s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for crispy



Suffering the morning-after effects of alcohol; hung over (1980s+ Students)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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