adjective, crisp·er, crisp·est.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of crisp
Synonyms for crisp
Related Words for crispedwhirl, churn, boil, roil, twirl, dry, grill, warm, crisp, roast, scrunch, rumple, pucker, crease, crumple, buckle, writhe, curve, contort, twist
Examples from the Web for crisped
Historical Examples of crisped
It crisped the poor fellow to a cinder, and sheared the head of my comrade clean off.Slaves of Mercury
The skies they were ashen and sober, and the leaves they were crisped and sere.The Martian
George Du Maurier
Herrick has,—“the crisped yew,” and the American Thoreau,—“A million crisped waves.”Minor Poems by Milton
They appear to be crisped over the fire which is all the cooking required.William Clayton's Journal
He crisped an envelope vindictively, and threw it in the waste-basket.The Blazed Trail
Stewart Edward White
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).