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.
Cooking. a dessert of fruit, as apples or apricots, baked with a crunchy mixture, usually of breadcrumbs, chopped nutmeats, butter, and brown sugar.

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Origin of crisp

First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English, from Latin crispus “curled”

SYNONYMS FOR crisp

OTHER WORDS FROM crisp

crisply, adverbcrispness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for crisp

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 of crisp

crisply, adverbcrispness, noun

Word Origin for crisp

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

crisp

see burn to a cinder (crisp).

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