adjective, crisp·er, crisp·est.
verb (used with or without object)
Origin of crisp
Synonyms for crisp
Related Words for crisplyfuriously, madly, violently, fiercely, sharply, savagely, hotly, heatedly, bitterly, indignantly, tempestuously, wildly, crisply, crossly, irately, irritably, testily
Examples from the Web for crisply
Contemporary Examples of crisply
Strong, young, crisply uniformed, he or she would shake, sigh, stare blankly, or cry, recounting variations of this statement.Bergdahl’s Bitter Homecoming: The Psychological Cost of War
July 19, 2014
Piazza Sempione was dominated by crisply pleated skirts and simple shirt-dresses.Milan’s Day-Glo Exuberance
September 26, 2011
Historical Examples of crisply
"There's one thing I don't understand about either of you," Alice returned, crisply.Alice Adams
“Take a chair, please,” he said crisply, without looking up.A Breath of Prairie and other stories
"I don't know what you understand, Daniels," he said, crisply.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
"No one took particular pains, I should imagine," she said, crisply.
Her tone was so crisply sarcastic that he turned in astonishment.
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).