Definition of crusty in English:


Syllabification: crust·y
Pronunciation: /ˈkrəstē

adjective (crustier, crustiest)

1Having a crisp or hard outer layer or covering: crusty bread
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  • But I'm still not eating the crusty bits of bread, even if you held me down and force fed me.
  • Alternatively, it is just as nice on its own with a crusty piece of bread.
  • There's a choice of Italian cold cuts - you know the list, capicollo to mortadella to prosciutto - served on crusty fresh bread.
crisp, crispy, well baked;
crumbly, brittle, friable
1.1(Of a substance) acting as a hard outer layer or covering: Lake Manyara was ringed by crusty salt deposits
2(Especially of an old person) outspoken and irritable: a crusty old grandfather
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  • Old crusty reporters know that when an official denies anything, it's a good time to begin probing it.
  • I guess the movie was targeted towards teenage girls, as opposed to an old crusty man such as myself.
  • He's crusty and he's tough, and he stands very firmly for his positions.



Pronunciation: /ˈkrəstəlē/
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  • To tell the truth, I've always rather enjoyed waking up, crustily or otherwise, and seeing a book collection far better than mine.


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  • An old African buffalo, or a Canadian bison, has, of course, his spells of crustiness, and is then unpleasant, but the boar is always peeved about something or other.
  • It produces crustiness, stiffness, disease and dribbling.
  • The bruschetta had a great balance of textures and flavors - the crustiness of the toast, the bite and the creaminess of the chickpeas and the snap of the vinegar and oil.

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