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crusty

adjective uk   us   /ˈkrʌs.ti/

crusty adjective (HARD LAYER)

having a hard outer layer: fresh, crusty bread

crusty adjective (EASILY ANNOYED)

(especially of older people) complaining and easily annoyed: a crusty old man

crusty

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈkrʌs.ti/ UK informal
a young person who does not live in a way that society considers normal, typically with untidy or dirty clothes and hair, and no regular job or permanent home: Lots of crusties came into town for the festival.
Translations of “crusty”
in Chinese (Traditional) 有硬殼的…
in Russian раздражительный, резкий, покрытый коркой…
in Turkish huysuz, uyuz, samimi olmayan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有硬壳的…
in Polish drażliwy, chrupiący…
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