- Crisp is defined as firm or brittle, or describes cool weather, or writing or talking in an abrupt but polite way.
- The layer of snow across the lawn after a snow storm is an example of a crisp layer of snow.
- A 50-degree fall day that is neither warm nor freezing is an example of a crisp day.
- If someone says hello and you politely but curtly reply hello back, this is an example of when you gave a crisp hello.
- The definition of a crisp is a baked fruit desert with a crumbly top.
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.
When you barbecue hot dogs until they start to burn, this is an example of when you crisp the hot dogs.
crisp definition by Webster's New World
- stiff and brittle; easily broken, snapped, or crumbled: crisp bacon, cookies, etc.
- fresh and firm: crisp celery
- fresh and tidy: a crisp uniform
- sharp and clear: a crisp analysis
- lively; animated: crisp dialogue
- fresh and invigorating; bracing: crisp air
- sharply and squarely hit: a crisp tennis shot
- closely curled and wiry: crisp hair
- rippled; wavy; wrinkled
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old English ; from Classical Latin crispus, curly, waving ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)kreisp-, to shake from source crest
- something crisp; now, specif.,
- a piece of food, esp. a cookie, that is thin and crisp or contains a crunchy ingredient
- something made crisp, as by overcooking: chiefly in the phrase : dinner burned to a crisp
- a dessert consisting of fruit baked with a crumbly topping as of flour, sugar, and butter: apple crisp
- Brit. potato chip
crisp definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective crisp·er, crisp·est
- Firm but easily broken or crumbled; brittle: crisp potato chips.
- Pleasingly firm and fresh: crisp carrot and celery sticks.
- a. Bracing; invigorating: crisp mountain air.b. Lively; sprightly: music with a crisp rhythm.
- Conspicuously clean or new: a crisp dollar bill.
- Marked by clarity, conciseness, and briskness: a crisp reply. See Synonyms at incisive.
- Having small curls, waves, or ripples.
- Something crisp or easily crumbled: The roast was burned to a crisp.
- A dessert of fruit baked with a sweet crumbly topping: apple crisp.
- Chiefly British A potato chip.
Origin: Middle English, curly, from Old English, from Latin crispus; see sker-2 in Indo-European roots.
- crispˈly adverb
- crispˈness noun