- crispi, francesco,
Origin of crisper
adjective, crisp·er, crisp·est.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of crisp
Examples from the Web for crisper
She often holds so many moral principles that intellectual argument with her irritates the crisper male mind.The Intelligence of Woman|W. L. George
His anatomical structure and general habits are those of the Felid, but the fur is crisper.The Desert World|Arthur Mangin
I shall not miss poor Schmidt now; your touch is crisper than his!'Chatterbox, 1906|Various
I do not see how even Spencer could unwind a thought more smoothly or orderly, and do it in a cleaner, clearer, crisper English.The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 3, 1876-1885|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Her hair was crisper and rustier than ever, swirling about in competitive overlapping ripples.Balloons|Elizabeth Bibesco
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).