- crisp ► ADJECTIVE 1) firm, dry, and brittle. 2) (of the weather) cool, fresh, and invigorating. 3) briskly decisive and matter-of-fact.► NOUN (also potato crisp) Brit. ▪ a wafer-thin slice of potato fried until crisp and eaten as a snack.► VERB 1) give (food) a crisp surface by cooking in an oven or under a grill. 2) archaic curl into short, stiff, wavy folds or crinkles.DERIVATIVES crisper noun crisply adverb crispness noun crispy adjective (crispier, crispiest) .ORIGIN Latin crispus 'curled' .
English terms dictionary. 2015.