crusty

adjective
\ˈkrə-stē \
crustier; crustiest

Definition of crusty 

1 : having or being a crust

2 : giving an effect of surly incivility in address or disposition

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Other Words from crusty

crustily \ˈkrə-​stə-​lē \ adverb
crustiness \ˈkrə-​stē-​nəs \ noun

Choose the Right Synonym for crusty

bluff, blunt, brusque, curt, crusty, gruff mean abrupt and unceremonious in speech and manner. bluff connotes good-natured outspokenness and unconventionality. a bluff manner blunt suggests directness of expression in disregard of others' feelings. a blunt appraisal brusque applies to a sharpness or ungraciousness. a brusque response curt implies disconcerting shortness or rude conciseness. a curt command crusty suggests a harsh or surly manner sometimes concealing an inner kindliness. a crusty exterior gruff suggests a hoarse or husky speech which may imply bad temper but more often implies embarrassment or shyness. puts on a gruff pose

Examples of crusty in a Sentence

a basket of warm, crusty bread We could see deer tracks in the crusty snow bank.

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The wonderful Duncan Lacroix plays Murtagh, now a crusty old blacksmith who cheats Jamie’s nephew Ian of all their money. Outlander Fan, Marie Claire, "5 Biggest Takeaways From 'Outlander' Season 4 Episode 5," 3 Dec. 2018 Back in Britain, crusty old Tories like Birkenhead and Churchill crowed at every display of Indian disunity, which enabled them to claim that India could be united only under the British Raj. Ferdinand Mount, WSJ, "‘Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World’ Review: The Prophet as Politician," 1 Nov. 2018 Nighy is her crusty neighbor — a straight line of a man who loves books, but not people — and Clarkson is a society matron opposed to the shop. Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times, "Love bookstores and English villages? ‘The Bookshop’ may just be the film for you," 28 Aug. 2018 Panic bakery delivers with the crustiest bread in Madrid from masa madre or Spanish sourdough baked right next to Quesería Cultivo, a haven of small-batch local cheeses. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "Where to Eat and Shop in Malasaña, the Williamsburg of Madrid," 22 July 2018 Markus Amm's recent paintings at David Kordansky Gallery, with their luminous layers and crusty edges, incite just such rousing engagement. Leah Ollman, latimes.com, "Markus Amm's luminous paintings, like portals into liquid worlds of color," 13 Mar. 2018 There are fresh asparagus spears still crunchy under beautiful white, firm-fleshed fish, veal stew with mushrooms, bitter greens salads, crusty bread, and vanilla custard or mille feuille for dessert. Stephanie Burt, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Best Restaurants in Charleston," 2 May 2018 At the Faysal's home, which Khaldoun shares with the family of his 44-year-old brother Zaydoun to save money, the taps are crusty with the salt deposits from running briny water. Fox News, "Iraqi city of Basra seethes over water crisis, unemployment," 10 Sep. 2018 At the Faysal’s home, which Khaldoun shares with the family of his 44-year-old brother Zaydoun to save money, the taps are crusty with the salt deposits from running briny water. Qassim Abdul-zahra, The Seattle Times, "Iraqi city of Basra seethes over water crisis, unemployment," 10 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of crusty

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of crusty was in the 14th century

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crusty

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of crusty

: harsh and unfriendly

of food : having a thick or crisp crust

: having a crust : having a hard surface layer

crusty

adjective
\ˈkrə-stē \
crustier; crustiest

Kids Definition of crusty

1 : having a thick or crispy crust crusty bread

2 : cross entry 3 sense 1 a crusty reply

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