from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Crispin, Saint Third century A.D. Roman shoemaker who with his brother Saint Crispinian sought to spread Christianity and was martyred.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A male given name.
- proper n. A Roman shoemaker, martyr and saint (brother of Crispinian); patron saint of cobblers and tanners.
- n. A shoemaker.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A shoemaker; -- jocularly so called from the patron saint of the craft.
- n. A member of a union or association of shoemakers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shoemaker: a familiar name, used in allusion to Crispin or Crispinus, the patron saint of the craft. Specifically
- n. A member of the shoemakers' trade-union called the Knights of St. Crispin. - st Crispin's day, October 25th.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. patron saint of shoemakers; he and his brother were martyred for trying to spread Christianity (3rd century)
Latin Crispinus, derivative of the Roman family name Crispus "curly". (Wiktionary)