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Meaning of crusty by Wiktionary Dictionary

crusty


    Etymology

    From Middle English, equivalent to crust +‎ -y .

    Pronunciation

    • Rhymes: -ʌsti

    Adjective

    crusty ( comparative crustier, superlative crustiest )

    1. Pertaining to or having a crust, as, for example, in the case of bread .
    2. ( figuratively, of a person or behavior ) Short-tempered and gruff but, sometimes, with a harmless or benign inner nature; peevish, surly, harsh .

    Noun

    crusty ( plural: crusties )

    1. ( 主にUK ) A tramp or homeless young person with poor cleanliness .
    2. ( slang ) Dried eye mucus.
    3. ( 主にUK ) A member of an urban subculture with roots in punk and grebo, characterized by antiestablishment attitudes and an unkempt appearance .

    See also

    • crusty in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • “crusty” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006 .
    • "crusty" in Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition] © & ( P )2007 Microsoft Corporation .
    • "crusty" in the Wordsmyth Dictionary-Thesaurus © Wordsmyth 2002 .
    • "crusty ( adj. easily annoyed )" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press 2007 .
    • "crusty ( n. an unwashed person )" in Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press 2007 .
    • "crusty" in Compact Oxford English Dictionary, © Oxford University Press, 2007 .
    • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989 .
    • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996 .

    Anagrams



Explanation of crusty by Wordnet Dictionary

crusty


    Adjective
    1. brusque and surly and forbidding

    2. crusty remarks
      a crusty old man
    3. having a hardened crust as a covering



    Definition of crusty by GCIDE Dictionary

    crusty


    1. Crusty a.
      1. Having the nature of crust; pertaining to a hard covering; as, “a crusty coat; a crusty surface or substance”.

      2. [Possibly a corruption of cursty. Cf. Curst, Curstness.] Having a hard exterior, or a short, rough manner, though kind at heart; snappish; peevish; surly.

      Thou crusty batch of nature, what's the news? Shak.