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crusty

[kruhs-tee] /ˈkrʌs ti/
adjective, crustier, crustiest.
1.
having a crisp or thick crust:
a loaf of crusty French bread.
2.
of the nature of or resembling a crust.
3.
harsh; surly; rude:
a crusty remark.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see crust, -y1
Related forms
crustily, adverb
crustiness, noun
Synonyms
3. testy, prickly, touchy; curt, brusque.
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British Dictionary definitions for crustiness

crusty

/ˈkrʌstɪ/
adjective crustier, crustiest
1.
having or characterized by a crust, esp having a thick crust
2.
having a rude or harsh character or exterior; surly; curt: a crusty remark
noun (pl) crusties
3.
(slang) a dirty type of punk or hippy whose lifestyle involves travelling and squatting
Derived Forms
crustily, adverb
crustiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for crustiness

crusty

adj.

c.1400, from crust (n.) + -y (2). Figurative use, of persons, "short-tempered," is from 1560s.

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Slang definitions & phrases for crustiness

crusty

adjective

Gruff; surly; ill-tempered; feisty: Crusty George Meany. The downturned lips, the jowls, the half-closed lids, all were dour (1834+)


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