Pronunciation: (krisp),[key] —adj.,-er, -est, —v., n.
—adj. 1. (esp. of food) hard but easily breakable; brittle: crisp toast. 2. (esp. of food) firm and fresh; not soft or wilted: a crisp leaf of lettuce. 3. brisk; sharp; clear; decided: a crisp reply. 4. lively; pithy; sparkling: crisp repartee. 5. clean-cut, neat, and well-pressed; well-groomed.
6. bracing; invigorating: crisp air. 7. crinkled, wrinkled, or rippled, as skin or water.
8. in small, stiff, or firm curls; curly.
—v.t., v.i. 1. to make or become crisp.
2. to curl.
—n. 1. Chiefly Brit.See potato chip. 2. a dessert of fruit, as apples or apricots, baked with a crunchy mixture, usually of bread crumbs, chopped nutmeats, butter, and brown sugar.