crisp

crisp [krisp]
adj.
[ME & OE < L crispus, curly, waving < IE base * (s)kreisp-, to shake > CREST]
1. stiff and brittle; easily broken, snapped, or crumbled [crisp bacon, cookies, etc.]
2. fresh and firm [crisp celery]
3. fresh and tidy [a crisp uniform]
4. sharp and clear [a crisp analysis]
5. lively; animated [crisp dialogue]
6. fresh and invigorating; bracing [crisp air]
7. sharply and squarely hit [a crisp tennis shot]
8. closely curled and wiry [crisp hair]
9. rippled; wavy; wrinkled
n.
1. something crisp; now, specif.,
a) a piece of food, esp. a cookie, that is thin and crisp or contains a crunchy ingredient
b) something made crisp, as by overcooking: chiefly in the phrase to a crisp [dinner burned to a crisp]
c) a dessert consisting of fruit baked with a crumbly topping as of flour, sugar, and butter [apple crisp]
2. Brit. POTATO CHIP
vt., vi.
to make or become crisp
SYN.- FRAGILE
crisply
adv.
crispness
n.

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