Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Firm but easily broken or crumbled; crisp.
  • adj. Having small curls, waves, or ripples.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. having a crisp texture; brittle yet tender.
  • n. The well-baked fat on the surface of a piece of roasted meat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Formed into short, close ringlets; frizzed; crisp.
  • adj. Crisp; brittle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Curled; formed into curls or little waves.
  • Brittle; crisp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tender and brittle

Etymologies

crisp +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

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  • :-)

    September 8, 2009


  • I'm the Dragon of Grindly Grun,
    I breathe fire as hot as the sun.
    When a knight comes to fight
    I just toast him on sight,
    Like a hot crispy cinnamon bun.

    - Shel Silverstein, 'The Dragon of Grindly Grun'.

    September 7, 2009