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Etymology [ edit ]
Borrowing from Latin crusta ( “ hard outer covering ” ) via and Anglo-Norman Old French , from cruste Proto-Indo-European *krustós ( “ hardened ” ), from *krews- ( “ to form a crust, begin to freeze ” ), related to Old Norse hroðr ( “ scurf ” ), Old English hruse ( “ earth ” ), Old High German hrosa ( “ crust, ice ” ), Latvian kruvesis ( “ frozen mud ” ), Ancient Greek κρύος ( krúos, “ frost, icy cold ” ), κρύσταλλος ( krústallos, “ crystal, ice ” ), Avestan 𐬑𐬭𐬎𐬰𐬛𐬭𐬀- ( xruzdra-, “ hard ” ), Sanskrit क्रुड् ( kruḍ, “ thicken, make hard ” )
Pronunciation [ edit ]
crust ( , countable and uncountable plural ) crusts
solid, dense or hard layer on a surface or boundary. The external layer of most types of
bread. An outer layer composed of
crust thy teeth defies. Macaulay
[… ] made the crust for the venison pasty. The bread-like
base of a pizza.
( geology ) The outermost layer of the lithosphere of the Earth. The
shell of crabs, lobsters, etc.
( uncountable ) Nerve, gall.
You've got a lot of crust standing there saying that.
1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, chapter XVIII, in , London: Jeeves in the Offing Herbert Jenkins, : OCLC 1227855
“Oh?” she said. “So you have decided to revise my guest list for me? You have the nerve, the – the –” I saw she needed helping out. “Audacity,” I said, throwing her the line. “The audacity to dictate to me who I shall have in my house.” It should have been “whom”, but I let it go. “You have the –” “ Crust.” “– the immortal rind,” she amended, and I had to admit it was stronger, “to tell me whom” – she got it right that time – “I may entertain at Brinkley Court and who” – wrong again – “I may not.”
crust punk ( a subgenre of punk music )
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Translations [ edit ]
any solid, hard surface layer
outer layer composed of pastry
bread foundation of pizza
outermost layer of a planet
outer layer of crustacean
crust ( third-person singular simple present , crusts present participle , crusting simple past and past participle ) crusted
( transitive ) To cover with a crust.
The whole body is
crusted over with ice. Felton
Their minds are
crusted over, like diamonds in the rock.
( intransitive ) To form a crust.
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