[kruhn-chee] /ˈkrʌn tʃi/
adjective, crunchier, crunchiest.
Sometimes, crunchy granola. Informal. health-conscious and environmentally aware:
one of those crunchy guys who insists on biking to work.
1892, from crunch + -y (2). Student slang sense of “annoyingly intense about health or environmental issues” is by 1990, short for crunchy granola (considered as natural and wholesome); not entirely pejorative at first. Related: Crunchiness.
Having a healthy diet and way of living; natural; earthy: She’s a crunchy granola girl/ drew directly on their college days at Connecticut’s slightly crunchy (as in granola) Wesleyan University (1980s+ Students)
Aperson who is disagreeably intent on environmental matters, personal bodily simplicity, walking in the forest, etc •The term altered to pejorative as the student ethos altered and ”political correctness” became repellent: crunchy granola: a person who is emotionally or temperamentally still living in the 1960s/ Hippie parents, you know. Rill crunchy (1990s+ Students)
[fr the 1876 trademark of a ”cooked, granulated wheat”; crunchy, candylike modern versions of the cereal were much prized by some elements of the 1960s counterculture]
[kruhnch] /krʌntʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to crush with the teeth; chew with a crushing noise. 2. to crush or grind noisily. 3. to tighten or squeeze financially: The administration’s policy seems to crunch the economy in order to combat inflation. verb (used without object) 4. to chew with a crushing sound. 5. to […]
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/ˈkrʌntʃɪ/ noun 1. (South African, derogatory, slang) another name for an Afrikaner
[kript] /krɪpt/ noun 1. a subterranean chamber or vault, especially one beneath the main floor of a church, used as a burial place, a location for secret meetings, etc. 2. Anatomy. a slender pit or recess; a small glandular cavity. 1. variant of before a vowel. /krɪpt/ noun 1. a cellar, vault, or underground chamber, […]