adjective, crisper, crispest.
(especially of food) hard but easily breakable; brittle:
(especially of food) firm and fresh; not soft or wilted:
a crisp leaf of lettuce.
brisk; sharp; clear; decided:
a crisp reply.
lively; pithy; sparkling:
clean-cut, neat, and well-pressed; well-groomed.
crinkled, wrinkled, or rippled, as skin or water.
in small, stiff, or firm curls; curly.
verb (used with or without object)
to make or become crisp.
Chiefly British. .
a dessert of fruit, as apples or apricots, baked with a crunchy mixture, usually of bread crumbs, chopped nutmeats, butter, and brown sugar.
dry and brittle
fresh and firm: crisp lettuce
invigorating or bracing: a crisp breeze
clear; sharp: crisp reasoning
lively or stimulating: crisp conversation
clean and orderly; neat: a crisp appearance
concise and pithy; terse: a crisp reply
wrinkled or curly: crisp hair
to make or become crisp
(Brit) a very thin slice of potato fried and eaten cold as a snack
something that is crisp
Old English crisp “curly,” from Latin crispus “curled, wrinkled, having curly hair,” from PIE root *(s)ker- “to turn, bend.” It began to mean “brittle” 1520s, for obscure reasons, perhaps based on what happens to flat things when they are cooked. Figurative sense of “neat, brisk” is from 1814; perhaps a separate word. As a noun, from late 14c. Potato crisps (the British version of U.S. potato chips) is from 1929.
late 14c., “to curl,” from crisp (adj.). Meaning “to become brittle” is from 1805. Related: Crisped; crisping.
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[kris-puh n] /ˈkrɪs pən/ verb (used with or without object) 1. to make or become .
[kris-per] /ˈkrɪs pər/ noun 1. a person or thing that , corrugates, or curls. 2. a drawer or compartment in a refrigerator for keeping lettuce, celery, and other vegetables . 3. an ovenlike appliance for restoring the crispness of crackers, cookies, etc., by dry heating. [krisp] /krɪsp/ adjective, crisper, crispest. 1. (especially of food) hard […]
[kree-spee] /ˈkri spi/ noun 1. Francesco [frahn-che-skaw] /frɑnˈtʃɛ skɔ/ (Show IPA), 1819–1910, prime minister of Italy 1887–91, 1893–96. /Italian ˈkrispi/ noun 1. Francesco (franˈtʃesko). 1819–1901, Italian statesman; premier (1887–91; 1893–96)
[kris-pin] /ˈkrɪs pɪn/ noun 1. Saint, with his brother (Saint Crispinian) martyred a.d. c285, Roman Christian missionaries in Gaul: patron saints of shoemakers. 2. (lowercase) a shoemaker. /ˈkrɪspɪn/ noun 1. Saint, 3rd century ad, legendary Roman Christian martyr, with his brother Crispinian (krɪˈspɪnɪən): they are the patron saints of shoemakers. Feast day: Oct 25 n. […]