crisper

[ kris-per ]
/ ˈkrɪs pər /

noun

a person or thing that crisps, corrugates, or curls.
a drawer or compartment in a refrigerator for keeping lettuce, celery, and other vegetables crisp.
an ovenlike appliance for restoring the crispness of crackers, cookies, etc., by dry heating.

Origin of crisper

First recorded in 1825–35; crisp + -er1

Definition for crisper (2 of 2)

crisp

[ krisp ]
/ krɪsp /

adjective, crisp·er, crisp·est.

verb (used with or without object)

to make or become crisp.
to curl.

noun

Chiefly British. potato chip.
a dessert of fruit, as apples or apricots, baked with a crunchy mixture, usually of bread crumbs, chopped nutmeats, butter, and brown sugar.

Origin of crisp

before 900; Middle English, Old English < Latin crispus curled

SYNONYMS FOR crisp

Related forms

crisp·ly, adverbcrisp·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for crisper (1 of 2)

crisper

/ (ˈkrɪspə) /

noun

a compartment in a refrigerator for storing salads, vegetables, etc, in order to keep them fresh

British Dictionary definitions for crisper (2 of 2)

crisp

/ (krɪsp) /

adjective

verb

to make or become crisp

noun

British a very thin slice of potato fried and eaten cold as a snack
something that is crisp

Derived Forms

crisply, adverbcrispness, noun

Word Origin for crisp

Old English, from Latin crispus curled, uneven, wrinkled
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Idioms and Phrases with crisper

crisp


see burn to a cinder (crisp).

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