crumpy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

crump +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

crumpy (comparative more crumpy, superlative most crumpy)

  1. (UK, dialect) brittle; crisp
    • 1833, Andrew Picken, “The Priors of Lawford”, in Traditionary Stories of Old Families:
      I had hardly swallowed my broiled chicken , and three fourths of a sweet fresh trout that was set before me ; and was just nibbling at a bit of crumpy oaten cake to give a goût to my cheese and my dram of brandy

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