Cold, fresh, crisp, and light, this is a terrific early summer dish.
He tans, moisturizes, exfoliates, and buffs, and then gels his hair back, with a crisp white button-up.
Review: "They've sort of styrofoamy in consistency, but they're crisp and have a nice wasabi flavor."
Obama looked tired, even bored; he kept looking down; he had no crisp statements of passion or argument; he wasn't there.
He looks trim in a crisp white shirt and tightly knotted tie after one of his regular afternoon workouts.
The air was crisp and bracing, with a promise of frost and painted leaves.
As he took off his cap his crisp hair showed a little grey in it.
He half expected to hear the crisp little tacking of machine guns from its shelter, and he uneasily scanned the wood at his left.
Put into a salad-bowl the leaves of a head of crisp lettuce; add the fish.
Ardly went out into the crisp sunshine, a rising glow in his face.
Old English crisp "curly," from Latin crispus "curled, wrinkled, having curly hair," from PIE root *(s)ker- "to turn, bend." It began to mean "brittle" 1520s, for obscure reasons, perhaps based on what happens to flat things when they are cooked. Figurative sense of "neat, brisk" is from 1814; perhaps a separate word. As a noun, from late 14c. Potato crisps (the British version of U.S. potato chips) is from 1929.
late 14c., "to curl," from crisp (adj.). Meaning "to become brittle" is from 1805. Related: Crisped; crisping.