crisper

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

crisp +‎ -er

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Adjective[edit]

crisper

  1. comparative form of crisp: more crisp

Noun[edit]

crisper (plural crispers)

  1. A cooled food storage container, used to cool items that do not require complete refrigeration.
  2. The section of a refrigerator used to store fruit and vegetables at a slightly higher temperature than the rest of the refrigerator.
  3. An instrument for making little curls in the nap of cloth.
  4. (archaic) A device for crisping or curling the hair.
    • 1944, Ladies' Home Journal (volume 61, page 51)
      Now she had washed her hair and set it with those tin crispers to which her brother-in-law had objected, and rolled the ends on metal curlers.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin crispo, crispare. Cf. crêper, which may be an inherited doublet.

Verb[edit]

crisper

  1. (of a muscle) to tense, to tense up

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

crisper

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of crispō