Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • adjective tender and brittle

Etymologies

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crisp +‎ -y

Examples

  • And yes, the male, though curled up now, had probably been a six-footer in life, according to the arson investigator, who ought to have known, having seen quite a few of what he referred to as the crispy critters.

    Fear Itself

  • Just a note, battered foods are never quite the same reheated, but the best method I've found to keep them crispy is to reheat them on a rack in a moderate oven, no hotter than 350 F.

    Two Shrimp Dishes

  • Soft, slightly chewy, crispy from the rice krispies and sweet.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Just a note, battered foods are never quite the same reheated, but the best method I've found to keep them crispy is to reheat them on a rack in a moderate oven, no hotter than 350 F.

    Two Shrimp Dishes

  • Soft, slightly chewy, crispy from the rice krispies and sweet.

    Crispy Thumbprint Cookies

  • Just a note, battered foods are never quite the same reheated, but the best method I've found to keep them crispy is to reheat them on a rack in a moderate oven, no hotter than 350 F.

    Two Shrimp Dishes

  • Just a note, battered foods are never quite the same reheated, but the best method I've found to keep them crispy is to reheat them on a rack in a moderate oven, no hotter than 350 F.

    Two Shrimp Dishes

  • Just a note, battered foods are never quite the same reheated, but the best method I've found to keep them crispy is to reheat them on a rack in a moderate oven, no hotter than 350 F.

    Two Shrimp Dishes

  • Just a note, battered foods are never quite the same reheated, but the best method I've found to keep them crispy is to reheat them on a rack in a moderate oven, no hotter than 350 F.

    Two Shrimp Dishes

  • Really nice seasoning and caramelization on the roasted vegetables on a thin crispy crust.

    NJ Dining: Fire & Oak at Westin Newport

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  • 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

  • :-)

    September 8, 2009