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crispy

[kris-pee] /ˈkrɪs pi/
adjective, crispier, crispiest.
1.
(especially of food) brittle; crisp.
2.
curly or wavy.
3.
Origin of crispy
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English crispi. See crisp, -y1
Related forms
crispily, adverb
crispiness, noun
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  • "He hates the Germans," she added, and her white teeth closed over the crispy flaky tart.

    Rebecca's Promise Frances R. Sterrett
  • Which d' you want for your supper, shortcakes or some o' them crispy rye ones?

    Betty Leicester Sarah Orne Jewett
  • The mother brought in a plate of crispy spiced cakes, and some sweet wine of berries that she always prepared.

    A Little Girl in Old San Francisco Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • With crispy curling brown hair, and amiable bright blue eyes.

    No Thoroughfare Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
  • These he believed were mixed Malay and Negrito, with crispy or curly hair and sharp features.

British Dictionary definitions for crispy

crispy

/ˈkrɪspɪ/
adjective crispier, crispiest
1.
crisp
2.
having waves or curls
Derived Forms
crispily, adverb
crispiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for crispy
adj.

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

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Slang definitions & phrases for crispy

crispy

adjective

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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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