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crust·y

 (krŭs′tē)
adj. crust·i·er, crust·i·est
1. Having, resembling, or being a crust: a crusty piece of bread.
2. Outspoken and surly. Used especially of older people.

crust′i·ly adv.
crust′i·ness n.

crusty

(ˈkrʌstɪ)
adj, crustier or crustiest
1. having or characterized by a crust, esp having a thick crust
2. having a rude or harsh character or exterior; surly; curt: a crusty remark.
n, pl crusties
(Sociology) slang a dirty type of punk or hippy whose lifestyle involves travelling and squatting
ˈcrustily adv
ˈcrustiness n

crust•y

(ˈkrʌs ti)

adj. crust•i•er, crust•i•est.
1. having a crisp or thick crust: crusty bread.
2. of the nature of or resembling a crust.
3. testy or surly.
[1350–1400]
crust′i•ly, adv.
crust′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crusty - having a hardened crust as a covering
covered - overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony"
2.crusty - brusque and surly and forbidding; "crusty remarks"; "a crusty old man"; "his curmudgeonly temper"; "gruff manner"; "a gruff reply"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

crusty

adjective
1. crispy, well-baked, crisp, well-done, brittle, friable, hard, short crusty french loaves
2. irritable, short, cross, prickly, touchy, curt, surly, gruff, brusque, cantankerous, tetchy, ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), testy, chippy (informal), short-tempered, peevish, crabby, choleric, splenetic, ill-humoured, captious, snappish or snappy a crusty old colonel with a gruff manner

crusty

adjective
Rudely unceremonious:
Translations
فَظ، سَريع الإنفعالمُحَمَّص، ذو قِشْرَةِ
nerudnýpopudlivýs kůrou
knottensprødvranten
héjasropogós
meî skorpuskapstirîur
s kôrkou
aksikabukluters

crusty

[ˈkrʌstɪ] ADJ (crustier (compar) (crustiest (superl)))
1. [bread] → crujiente; [loaf] → de corteza dura
2. [person] → arisco, malhumorado

crusty

[ˈkrʌsti] adj
[bread] → croustillant(e)
(= bad-tempered) [person] → revêche, bourru(e); [remark] → sec(sèche)

crusty

adj (+er)knusprig; (fig: = irritable) → barsch

crusty

[ˈkrʌstɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (bread) → croccante (fam) (person) → brontolone/a; (remark) → brusco/a

crust

(krast) noun
1. (a piece of) the hard outside coating of bread. The child would not eat the crusts.
2. (American) pastry. She makes excellent pie crust.
3. a hard surface especially the outer layer of the earth.
ˈcrusty adjective
1. having a crust. crusty bread.
2. surly or irritable.
ˈcrustily adverb
ˈcrustiness noun
References in classic literature ?
But there was a cloth spread upon the table that stood against the wall, and a cover was laid for one, with a crusty brown loaf and a bottle of wine beside the plate.
Aunt Chloe set a chair for her in a manner decidedly gruff and crusty.
The landlord was rich, and therefore could afford to be crusty and disobliging; he did not at all like being turned out of his warm bed to open his house for us.
When tha' goes to 'em in th' mornin's tha' shall take a pail o' good new milk an' I'll bake 'em a crusty cottage loaf or some buns wi' currants in 'em, same as you children like.
At last he came upon an elderly, crusty Jew, who sold second-hand articles, and from whom he purchased a dress of Scotch stuff, a large mantle, and a fine otter-skin pelisse, for which he did not hesitate to pay seventy-five pounds.
Higginbotham's catastrophe, hinting, what the pedlar had discovered in his own dealings with him, that he was a crusty old fellow, as close as a vice.
We can conceive what must have been the crusty impatience of the worthy navigator, when, on any trifling occurrence in the course of the voyage, quite commonplace in his eyes, he saw these young landsmen running to record it in their journals; and what indignant glances he must have cast to right and left, as he worried about the deck, giving out his orders for the management of the ship, surrounded by singing, smoking, gossiping, scribbling groups, all, as he thought, intent upon the amusement of the passing hour, instead of the great purposes and interests of the voyage.
His vast work was mostly invisible, and very little could be got out of him in private life except a crusty and rather cynical sense of humor.
Snagsby are touched up with a wet cloth, the best tea-service is set forth, and there is excellent provision made of dainty new bread, crusty twists, cool fresh butter, thin slices of ham, tongue, and German sausage, and delicate little rows of anchovies nestling in parsley, not to mention new-laid eggs, to be brought up warm in a napkin, and hot buttered toast.
Well, the fact is, I understand he's rather a crusty, funny old fellow.
One crusty old gentleman objected, but I got in, notwithstanding; and, putting my cheeses upon the rack, squeezed down with a pleasant smile, and said it was a warm day.
And there's the old knuckle of ham; and there's the butter; and there's the crusty loaf, and all