adjective, crisp·er, crisp·est.
verb (used with or without object)
- crisis center,
- crisis management,
- crisis theology,
Origin of crisp
Examples from the Web for crisp
Exactly one month after the first straw goat was erected in Gävle, it was mysteriously burned to a crisp.
Note: If you prefer cookies thin and crisp, bake them straight from the mixing bowl.
If you prefer them chewy in the middle and crisp outside, chill the balls of dough.
The summer heat is fleeting, and the crisp golden brown of autumn lingers just a little bit longer than it should.Jason Schwartzman Is the Nicest Jerk You’ll Ever Meet in ‘Listen Up Philip’|Emma Myers|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Peterson is wearing a crisp white-and-blue striped shirt and fraying paisley ascot.Gosta Peterson's Bohemian Rhapsody: Unpacking a Photographer's '60s Secrets|Lizzie Crocker|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The last Census thoroughly examined, and the most interesting facts and figures given in full, in a crisp, clear manner.The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair|Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
"Here are fifty," returned Mr. Sumner, handing over five crisp ten-dollar bills.The Missing Tin Box|Arthur M. Winfield
You may put that down, too, Crisp—and express your gratitude to his lordship for his kindness.The Mysteries of London, v. 1/4|George W. M. Reynolds
With solid or crisp food there may be a good deal of hesitation and fumbling before he sets himself to masticate and swallow.The Nervous Child|Hector Charles Cameron
Long before Frances Burney was born, Mr. Crisp had made his entrance into the world, with every advantage.Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Word Origin for crisp
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.
see burn to a cinder (crisp).