Origin of crisper
adjective, crisp·er, crisp·est.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of crisp
Synonyms for crisp
Related Words for crispercrusty, fresh, crumbly, plump, crispy, brisk, refreshing, neat, firm, short, green, clear, bracing, stimulating, invigorating, penetrating, clear-cut, brief, cutting, provoking
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Historical Examples of crisper
I shall not miss poor Schmidt now; your touch is crisper than his!'Chatterbox, 1906
The late autumn morning was not crisper and sunnier than she.Americans All
The crushed ice in the glass was no cooler nor crisper than St. George's tone.Kennedy Square
F. Hopkinson Smith
And it was a crisper step that he resumed, with a face more radiant than before.The Shadow of the Rope
E. W. Hornung
The air was crisper and fresher than usual, and to both of them it felt divine.The Free Rangers
Joseph A. Altsheler
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).