crusty

  • 1Crusty — Crust y ( [y^]), a. 1. Having the nature of crust; pertaining to a hard covering; as, a crusty coat; a crusty surface or substance. [1913 Webster] 2. [Possibly a corruption of cursty. Cf. {Curst}, {Curstness}.] Having a hard exterior, or a short …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2crusty — [adj1] irritable, often due to old age abrupt, bluff, blunt, brief, brusque, cantankerous, captious, choleric, crabbed, crabby*, cranky, cross, curt, dour, gruff, harsh, illhumored, irascible, peevish, prickly, sarcastic, saturnine, scornful,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 3crusty — index fractious, froward, perverse, petulant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4crusty — c.1400, from CRUST (Cf. crust) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Figurative use, of persons, short tempered, is from 1560s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5crusty — brusque, gruff, blunt, curt, *bluff Analogous words: snappish, waspish, *irritable: choleric, splenetic, cranky, testy, *irascible: crabbed, surly, saturnine, dour (see SULLEN) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6crusty — ► ADJECTIVE (crustier, crustiest) 1) having or consisting of a crust. 2) (of an old person) conservative and easily irritated. ► NOUN (pl. crusties) informal ▪ a young person of a subculture characterized by a shabby appearance and a nomadic… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7crusty — [krus′tē] adj. crustier, crustiest [ME] 1. having, forming, or resembling a crust 2. rough and outspoken; not patient, kindly, or refined crustily adv. crustiness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8crusty — crust|y [ˈkrʌsti] adj 1.) bread that is crusty is pleasant to eat because it has a hard ↑crust ▪ a crusty baguette 2.) informal someone who is crusty is bad tempered = ↑grumpy ▪ a crusty old man 3.) having a thin dry hard layer of something on… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9crusty — /ˈkrʌsti / (say krustee) adjective (crustier, crustiest) 1. of the nature of or resembling a crust; having a crust. 2. harsh; surly; crabbed: a crusty person; a crusty manner; a crusty remark. 3. Colloquial unpleasantly dirty, grimy or worn:… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 10crusty — [[t]krʌ̱sti[/t]] crustier, crustiest 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Crusty bread has a hard, crisp outside. ...crusty French loaves. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone, especially an old man, as crusty, you mean they are impatient and… …

    English dictionary

  • 11crusty — adjective 1 bread that is crusty is pleasant to eat because it has a hard crust 2 informal someone who is crusty is bad tempered: crusty old ladies in big hats 3 having a thin dry hard layer of something on the surface: walls crusty with dirt… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12crusty — UK [ˈkrʌstɪ] / US adjective Word forms crusty : adjective crusty comparative crustier superlative crustiest 1) crusty bread is covered with a hard crust 2) informal easily annoyed …

    English dictionary

  • 13crusty — crustily, adv. crustiness, n. /krus tee/, adj., crustier, crustiest. 1. having a crisp or thick crust: a loaf of crusty French bread. 2. of the nature of or resembling a crust. 3. harsh; surly; rude: a crusty remark. [1350 1400; ME; see CRUST,… …

    Universalium

  • 14Crusty — adj. Negative word used to describe someone of an undesirable nature with outwardly dodgy appearances. Also used to talk about any negative experiences. That girl Paul had his tongue down all night was really very crusty. Or, I ate this steak pie …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 15Crusty — adj. Negative word used to describe someone of an undesirable nature with outwardly dodgy appearances. Also used to talk about any negative experiences. That girl Paul had his tongue down all night was really very crusty. Or, I ate this steak pie …

    Dictionary of american slang

  • 16crusty — adjective 1) crusty French bread Syn: crisp, crispy, well baked; crumbly, brittle, friable Ant: soft, soggy 2) a crusty old man Syn: irritable …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17crusty — mod. feisty; gruff. □ Jed is a crusty old man. □ Unlike most crusty, old men, Jed hasn’t a single redeeming quality …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 18crusty — adjective (crustier; est) Date: 14th century 1. having or being a crust < crusty bread > 2. giving an effect of surly incivility in address or disposition Synonyms: see bluff • crustily adverb • cr …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19crusty — adj. Crusty is used with these nouns: ↑bread, ↑loaf, ↑roll …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20crusty — crust|y [ krʌsti ] adjective 1. ) crusty bread is covered with a hard CRUST 2. ) INFORMAL easily annoyed …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English