from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being crisp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


crisp +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)



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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