\ 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 These crispy, golden potatoes provide the perfect base for any (and every) vegan topping! Taylor Worden, Good Housekeeping, 28 Apr. 2022 Look for the croutons to be crispy and golden, though Jensen looks for a bit char for a range of flavors and textures. Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2022 Mother’s Ruin opened Friday in Avondale and offers creative slushy cocktails and hearty food, like hot and crispy waffle fries, with a simplified approach: Everything is ordered at the bar., 16 Mar. 2022 The shell is almond icing, while what looks like farmyard straw is actually crispy kataifi dough. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 17 Mar. 2022 It is always served with crispy French bread for dipping in the rich sauce. Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2022 Like all great al pastor, each bite manages to stay both slightly crispy, yet still juicy. Nick Kindelsperger,, 1 Feb. 2022 Harcha are thicker, griddled biscuit-style rounds that have a crispy crust from a dusting of coarse semolina. Casey Barber, CNN, 24 Jan. 2022 That protein is joined by a trio of shredded cheeses, pico de gallo, creamy sauces and a fistful of crispy french fries before getting tightly wrapped and tossed on a griddle to crisp up the exterior of the tortilla. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 20 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of crispy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Crispy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of crispy

: pleasantly thin, dry, and crunchy

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Nglish: Translation of crispy for Spanish Speakers


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