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crusty


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crusty  \Crust"y\  (-[y^]),  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crusty 
  adj  1:  having  a  hardened  crust  as  a  covering  [syn:  {crusted},  {encrusted}, 
  {crustlike}] 
  2:  brusque  and  surly  and  forbidding;  "crusty  remarks";  "a 
  crusty  old  man";  "his  curmudgeonly  temper";  "gruff 
  manner";  "a  gruff  reply"  [syn:  {curmudgeonly},  {gruff},  {ill-humored}, 
  {ill-humoured}] 




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