Definitions

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

  • adjective Lively; vivacious.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Brisk; frisky; full of heart; self-satisfied; appearing courageous; saucy.

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

  • adjective Scot. Brisk; lively; bold; self-complacent.

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  • adjective Scotland brisk; lively; bold

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

  • noun United States playwright (1893-1966)

Etymologies

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

[Middle English crous, fierce, bold, perhaps from Middle Flemish cruus, curly, bold.]

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Uncertain.

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