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crusty

[ kruhs-tee ]
/ ˈkrʌs ti /
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adjective, crust·i·er, crust·i·est.
having a crisp or thick crust: a loaf of crusty French bread.
of the nature of or resembling a crust.
harsh; surly; rude: a crusty remark.
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Origin of crusty

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at crust, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM crusty

crust·i·ly, adverbcrust·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for crusty

crusty
/ (ˈkrʌstɪ) /

adjective crustier or crustiest
having or characterized by a crust, esp having a thick crust
having a rude or harsh character or exterior; surly; curta crusty remark
noun plural crusties
slang a dirty type of punk or hippy whose lifestyle involves travelling and squatting

Derived forms of crusty

crustily, adverbcrustiness, noun
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