Easily crumbled. Brittle. Something desirably firm and fresh, as with crispy lettuce.

Toasted to a crackly crunch. Applies to pastries and overworked or well-drugged people.

Crisp"y (-?), a.

1.

Formed into short, close ringlets; frizzed; crisp; as, crispy locks.

2.

Crisp; brittle; as. a crispy pie crust.

 

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