Crisp is defined as firm or brittle, or describes cool weather, or writing or talking in an abrupt but polite way.(adjective)
The definition of a crisp is a baked fruit desert with a crumbly top.(noun)
A baked apple desert with a crumbly brown sugar top is an example of an apple crisp.
The definition of crisp is to cook something in a way that it gets done, dry and maybe even a little burnt.(verb)
When you barbecue hot dogs until they start to burn, this is an example of when you crisp the hot dogs.
See crisp in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OE < L crispus, curly, waving < IE base *(s)kreisp-, to shake > crest
transitive verb, intransitive verb
See crisp in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective crisp·er, crisp·est
Origin: Middle English, curly
Origin: , from Old English
Origin: , from Latin crispus; see sker-2 in Indo-European roots.
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