crispy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English crispy; equivalent to crisp +‎ -y.

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Adjective[edit]

crispy (comparative crispier, superlative crispiest)

  1. Having a crisp texture; brittle yet tender.
    These biscuits are very crispy.
    Baked rolls should be crispy.
    • 1671, Tho[mas] Jordan, London’s Resurrection to Joy and Triumph, Expressed in Sundry Shews, Shapes, Scenes, Speeches, and Songs in Parts; [], London: [] Henry Brome [], page 3:
      [] on his Head a long and criſpy hair, []

Usage notes[edit]

The word crispy relates to prepared food. The word crisp may be applied to other referents, including non-prepared foods such as lettuce and other objects such as paper, with essentially the same meaning.

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Noun[edit]

crispy (plural crispies)

  1. (informal) The well-baked fat on the surface of a piece of roasted meat.

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