adjective, crust·i·er, crust·i·est.
- crustal plate,
- crutched friar,
Origin of crusty
Examples from the Web for crusty
The crusty conservative battle-ax Phyllis Schlafly is giving speeches saying that Obama worships government like a god.RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’|Jay Michaelson|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Here, breakfast begins with a crusty cornetto alla crema served by a formal, dinner jacket-wearing waiter.
Sir Mark Sykes, a crusty diplomat who had colluded with the French to give them Damascus, was more defiantly a misogynist.
There are unions and crusty local politicians to contend with, and a lot of competition.Walmart’s Anti-Union Wage Plans Earn a Cold Shoulder From Big Cities|Daniel Gross|July 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But crusty old Bob Dole was surely not considered more likeable than Bill Clinton in 1996.Michael Tomasky on Mitt Romney, the Unlikable Presidential Candidate|Michael Tomasky|May 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The card on the violets merely said: “From a crusty old critic who believes in your success.”Molly Brown's Junior Days|Nell Speed
And you know what a fellow old Splinters is, the crustiest of the crusty.Cripps, the Carrier|R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
I am very fond of the yunkers, and try to be as kind to them (although I am such a crusty old fellow) as I can.Seven Frozen Sailors|George Manville Fenn
Ever after in their memory this building seems the sour, old, crusty, maiden aunt of the sights of London.The Weird Sisters, Volume III (of 3)|Richard Dowling
Uncle Jabez came forward, as dusty and crusty an old miller as one might ever expect to see.Ruth Fielding At College|Alice B. Emerson