What does crisp mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word crisp.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chip, crisp, potato chip, Saratoga chip(adj)

    a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat

  2. crisp, sharp(adj)

    (of something seen or heard) clearly defined

    "a sharp photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"

  3. crisp, crispy(adj)

    tender and brittle

    "crisp potato chips"

  4. crisp, frosty, nipping, nippy, snappy(adj)

    pleasantly cold and invigorating

    "crisp clear nights and frosty mornings"; "a nipping wind"; "a nippy fall day"; "snappy weather"

  5. crisp(adj)

    pleasingly firm and fresh

    "crisp lettuce"

  6. crisp, frizzly, frizzy, kinky, nappy(adj)

    (of hair) in small tight curls

  7. crisp, curt, laconic, terse(verb)

    brief and to the point; effectively cut short

    "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"

  8. wrinkle, ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch, scrunch up, crisp(verb)

    make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in

    "The dress got wrinkled"; "crease the paper like this to make a crane"

  9. crispen, toast, crisp(verb)

    make brown and crisp by heating

    "toast bread"; "crisp potatoes"


  1. crisp(Noun)

    A thin slice of fried potato eaten as a snack.

  2. crisp(Verb)

    To make crisp.

  3. crisp(Verb)

    To become crisp.

  4. crisp(Adjective)

    Sharp, clearly defined.

  5. crisp(Adjective)

    Curling in stiff curls or ringlets; as, crisp hair.

  6. crisp(Adjective)

    Curled with a ripple of water.

  7. crisp(Adjective)

    Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture; as, crisp snow.

  8. crisp(Adjective)

    Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness; in a fresh, unwilted condition.

  9. crisp(Adjective)

    Of weather, air etc.: dry and cold.

  10. crisp(Adjective)

    Quick and accurate.

  11. crisp(Adjective)

    Brief and to the point. (Esp. in make it crisp.)

  12. crisp(Adjective)

    Lively; sparking; effervescing.

  13. crisp(Adjective)

    Brisk; crackling; cheerful; lively.

  14. crisp(Adjective)

    Of wine: having a refreshing amount of acidity; having less acidity than green wine, but more than a flabby one.

  15. Origin: From crisp, from crisp, from crispus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crisp(adj)

    curling in stiff curls or ringlets; as, crisp hair

  2. Crisp(adj)

    curled with the ripple of the water

  3. Crisp(adj)

    brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture; as, crisp snow

  4. Crisp(adj)

    possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness; in a fresh, unwilted condition

  5. Crisp(adj)

    lively; sparking; effervescing

  6. Crisp(adj)

    brisk; crackling; cheerful; lively

  7. Crisp(adj)

    to curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees

  8. Crisp(adj)

    to cause to undulate irregularly, as crape or water; to wrinkle; to cause to ripple. Cf. Crimp

  9. Crisp(adj)

    to make crisp or brittle, as in cooking

  10. Crisp(verb)

    to undulate or ripple. Cf. Crisp, v. t

  11. Crisp(noun)

    that which is crisp or brittle; the state of being crisp or brittle; as, burned to a crisp; specifically, the rind of roasted pork; crackling

  12. Origin: [L. crispare, fr. crispus. See Crisp. a. ]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crisp

    krisp, adj. curling closely: having a wavy surface: so dry as to be crumbled easily: brittle, or short, as 'crisp cakes,' &c.: fresh and bracing, as 'crisp air:' firm, the opposite of limp or flabby, as a 'crisp style' in writing.—v.t. to curl or twist: to make crisp or wavy.—adjs. Cris′pāte, -d, having a crisped or wavy appearance.—ns. Crispā′tion; Crisp′ature, a curling; Crisp′er, one who or that which crisps; Crisp′ing-ī′ron, -pin, a curling-iron.—adv. Crisp′ly.—n. Crisp′ness.—adj. Crisp′y. [A.S.,—L. crispus.]


  1. Crisp

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Editors Contribution

  1. crisp

    To cook food in a variety of ways to achieve a specific texture.

    Some people cook bacon in oil to make it crisp, some other types of food e.g. a type of pastry on a pie coated with egg to make it crisp to taste.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 28, 2016  

Anagrams for crisp »

  1. scrip

  2. Crips

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crisp in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crisp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of crisp in a Sentence

  1. Teejay Riedl:

    I love it. It's crisp, it's clean, there are no bugs.

  2. Le Drian:

    Despite the crisp air of Dinard, we couldn't overcome some of our differences.

  3. Tom Zegan:

    Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp which no decent human being would eat?

  4. Dan Pfeiffer:

    Hillary Clinton is an excellent debater, she is excellent, crisp, knows the substance up and down, is very good in the back and forth.

  5. Chief Executive Alan Armstrong:

    Right now our focus ought to be really crisp execution, running the business. That opportunity sits out there as upside, perhaps, in the future.

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Translations for crisp

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  • هشArabic
  • чипс, ронлив, хрупкав, начупен, правя ронлив, свеж, хрускав, накъдрен, къдрав, оживен, освежителен, жив, искрящBulgarian
  • spröde, Chip, knusprig, forsch, knackigGerman
  • πατατάκιGreek
  • burbujeante, efervescente, precisoSpanish
  • fionnar, sliseagScottish Gaelic
  • कुरकुराHindi
  • garingIndonesian
  • frytkaPolish
  • batata frita, animado, efervescente, alegre, borbulhantePortuguese
  • crocantRomanian
  • хрупкий, кудрявый, живой, свежийRussian
  • chipsSwedish
  • körpe, kırışık, ayazlı, gevrekTurkish

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