[kruhs-tee] /ˈkrʌs ti/

adjective, crustier, crustiest.
having a crisp or thick :
a loaf of crusty French bread.
of the nature of or resembling a .
harsh; surly; rude:
a crusty remark.
adjective crustier, crustiest
having or characterized by a crust, esp having a thick crust
having a rude or harsh character or exterior; surly; curt: a crusty remark
noun (pl) crusties
(slang) a dirty type of punk or hippy whose lifestyle involves travelling and squatting

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


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


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