crisp

Something that's crisp is thin, dry, and breakable. Unless they're stale, most crackers are crisp.

Gingersnaps are crisp, and so is toast — in fact, crisp often describes food, although crunchy snow and dry, brown leaves are also crisp. To crisp something is to cook or dry it until it's brittle, and when a voice is crisp, it's abrupt and no-nonsense. A crisp fall morning is fresh and cold. In Old English, crisp meant "curly," from the Latin crispus, "curled." The "brittle" definition is probably imitative, the word sounding like its meaning.

Primary Meanings of crisp

1.
adj
tender and brittle
2.
nv
a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
make brown and crisp by heating
3.
adj
(of something seen or heard) clearly defined
4.
adj
brief and to the point; effectively cut short
5.
adj
pleasingly firm and fresh
6.
adj
pleasantly cold and invigorating
7.
adj
(of hair) in small tight curls
8.
v
make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
Full Definitions of crisp
1

adj tender and brittle

crisp potato chips”
Synonyms:
crispy
tender
easy to cut or chew
2

n a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat

Synonyms:
Saratoga chip, chip, potato chip
Type of:
snack food
food for light meals or for eating between meals

v make brown and crisp by heating

crisp potatoes”
Synonyms:
crispen, toast
Type of:
heat, heat up
make hot or hotter
3

adj (of something seen or heard) clearly defined

“the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot”
Synonyms:
sharp
distinct
easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
4

adj brief and to the point; effectively cut short

“a crisp retort”
Synonyms:
curt, laconic, terse
concise
expressing much in few words
5

adj pleasingly firm and fresh

crisp lettuce”
Synonyms:
fresh
recently made, produced, or harvested
6

adj pleasantly cold and invigorating

crisp clear nights and frosty mornings”
Synonyms:
frosty, nipping, nippy, snappy
cold
having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration
7

adj (of hair) in small tight curls

Synonyms:
frizzly, frizzy, kinky, nappy
curly
(of hair) having curls or waves
8

v make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in

Synonyms:
crease, crinkle, ruckle, scrunch, scrunch up, wrinkle
Types:
cockle, crumple, knit, pucker, rumple
to gather something into small wrinkles or folds
pucker, ruck, ruck up
become wrinkled or drawn together
Type of:
fold, fold up, turn up
bend or lay so that one part covers the other

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