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crispy (adj.)

late 14c., "curly," from crisp (adj.) + -y (2). Meaning "brittle" is recorded from 1610s.

updated on October 19, 2012

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Definitions of crispy from WordNet

crispy (adj.)
tender and brittle;
Synonyms: crisp
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.