crunchy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

crunch +‎ -y

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

crunchy (comparative crunchier, superlative crunchiest)

  1. Likely to crunch, especially with reference to food when it is eaten.
  2. (slang) Having sensibilities of a counter-culture nature lover or hippie; derived from the concept of crunchy granola.
    San Francisco is a very crunchy town.

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Noun[edit]

crunchy (plural crunchies)

  1. (usually in the plural) A pellet of dry cat food.
    • 2008, Bev Cooke, Feral (→ISBN), page 147:
      Finally she paws a crunchy out of the bowl, bends her head, [and] eats it.
    • 2013, Sharon Lee, Steve Miller, Fledgling, Second Edition (→ISBN):
      He picked a single crunchy up in his mouth and munched it consideringly.

See also[edit]

  • crunchie (chocolate sweet; infantry solider; white Afrikaner)