Examples from the Web for crispin
Sir Crispin was no longer puzzled by the readiness of her acquiescence.
Noting the movement, Crispin laughed disdainfully, and walked towards the window.
In bewilderment Crispin took the outstretched hand of his old fellow-roysterer.
He was in haste—a haste more desperate far than even Crispin's.
Crispin bowed low, conscious of the keen scrutiny in which Gregory's eyes were bent upon him.
British Dictionary definitions for crispin
Word Origin and History for crispin
1640s, "shoemaker," in literary use only, from Ss. Crispin and Crispinian (martyred at Soissons, c.285 C.E.), patrons of shoemakers. French hagiographers make the brothers noble Romans who, while they preached in Gaul, worked as shoemakers to avoid living on the alms of the faithful. The name is Crispinus, a Roman cognomen, from Latin crispus "curly" (probably with reference to hair; see crisp).