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crispy

[kris-pee]
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adjective, crisp·i·er, crisp·i·est.
  1. (especially of food) brittle; crisp.
  2. curly or wavy.
  3. brisk.

Origin of crispy

First recorded in 1350–1400, crispy is from the Middle English word crispi. See crisp, -y1
Related formscrisp·i·ly, adverbcrisp·i·ness, noun
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crispy

adjective crispier or crispiest
  1. crisp
  2. having waves or curls
Derived Formscrispily, adverbcrispiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for crispy

adj.

late 14c., "curly," from crisp (adj.) + -y (2). Meaning "brittle" is recorded from 1610s.

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