crispier; crispiest
: appealingly crunchy : crisp sense 1b
crispy bacon
: crisp sense 3
crispy hair
crispiness noun

Examples of crispy in a Sentence

Fry the potatoes until they are brown and crispy. the crispy potato chips snapped satisfyingly in my mouth
Recent Examples on the Web The three-chamber plastic plate held seven hot and crispy nuggets, above-average fries for a kids’ meal, and two orange slices — one of which promptly went into my margarita. Linze Rice, Chicago Tribune, 8 Sep. 2023 The spuds are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside and dressed with just the right amount of salt. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 1 Sep. 2023 The crispy side is smothered in the same poblano queso from the new menu item and topped with shredded cheddar cheese. Staff Author, Peoplemag, 22 Aug. 2023 Cooking spray works well here, but for the richest, crispiest results, slather both sides of the bread in butter or mayo as well. Keep an eye on the clock: The waffle iron won’t be able to close all the way, which might disengage the timer built into the machine. Zoe Denenberg, Bon Appétit, 16 Aug. 2023 An easy, cheesy, crispy appetizer to impress your guests in a flash! Bhg Test Kitchen, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Aug. 2023 The newest McFlurry is made with the signature creamy vanilla soft serve and blended with crispy cereal mix and chocolatey peanut butter cookie pieces. Mark Heim |, al, 10 Aug. 2023 One standout dish is duck adobo, rich with fat and crispy skin, accompanied by a thick, coconut-forward sauce. Jasmine Ting, Travel + Leisure, 25 Aug. 2023 The chicken should be cooked, the green beans should still be crispy and the mixture should look wet but not soupy. cleveland, 21 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of crispy was in the 14th century

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“Crispy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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crispier; crispiest
crispiness noun

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