Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being crisp, crimped, curled, or brittle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being crisp.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being crisp.
  • noun An instance of being crisp.

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

  • noun firm but easily broken
  • noun a pleasing firmness and freshness
  • noun an expressive style that is direct and to the point

Etymologies

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crisp +‎ -ness

Examples

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  • If I remember correctly, Walt Kelly used this word in the Pogo strips as a zany stand-in for "Christmas". *rummaging through Pogo Possum comic collections*

    November 16, 2007