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

  • adj. Scots Lively; vivacious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. brisk; lively; bold

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Brisk; lively; bold; self-complacent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. United States playwright (1893-1966)


Middle English crous, fierce, bold, perhaps from Middle Flemish cruus, curly, bold.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Uncertain. (Wiktionary)



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