\ ˈkri-spē How to pronounce crispy (audio) \
crispier; crispiest

Definition of crispy

1 : appealingly crunchy : crisp sense 1b crispy bacon
2 : crisp sense 3 crispy hair

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crispiness noun

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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 If the skin is getting too crispy but the center of the salmon is still a little pink and firm, put the skillet in a 350° oven and roast for 5 minutes. Patricia S York, Southern Living, "How to Cook Perfect Salmon Every Time," 20 Feb. 2021 Bake for 15 minutes, or until the skins are slightly crispy. Jill Gibson,, "Recipe: Crispy, cheesy potato skins and spicy sausage are an old Super Bowl favorite," 2 Feb. 2021 Meyer’s suggestion provides an insight as to why focaccia is a food taking off during the pandemic: Focaccia eats well both warm and crispy right out of the oven as well as soft and at room temperature the next day. Omar Mamoon, San Francisco Chronicle, "A new slate of Bay Area chefs is getting inventive with a classic: bubbly, crispy focaccia," 28 Jan. 2021 If your plant is underwatered, its leaves may wilt or get crispy and dry. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, "Scrub Hub: What should I do to keep my plants alive during the winter?," 12 Jan. 2021 Overwatering may make your plant have limp, yellow or brown leaves that aren't crispy. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, "Scrub Hub: What should I do to keep my plants alive during the winter?," 12 Jan. 2021 Then these samosas go into a deep fryer where they’re first parcooked, then flash-fried to order for an extra-crispy exterior; a thick tamarind-date chutney accompanies the samosas for a tart, sweet contrast. Omar Mamoon,, "Four ways to eat a samosa in the Bay Area," 28 Dec. 2020 And Kessler thinks the kha muu thawt, an aromatic Thai interpretation of the crispy German pork shank known as schweinshaxe, will draw plenty of interest. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "Ping reborn: Pok Pok’s beloved izakaya spin-off returns today," 17 Dec. 2020 To me a great latke is a decidedly crispy one, the kind that almost shatters against your teeth with a satisfying crunch. Washington Post, "This crisp, classic potato latke recipe delivers a satisfying, celebratory crunch," 30 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of crispy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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26 Feb 2021

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English Language Learners Definition of crispy

: pleasantly thin, dry, and easily broken : having a pleasantly crisp outer layer


\ ˈkri-spē How to pronounce crispy (audio) \
crispier; crispiest

Kids Definition of crispy

: pleasantly thin, dry, and crunchy

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