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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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crustycrust‧y1 /ˈkrʌsti/ adjective  1 DFbread that is crusty is pleasant to eat because it has a hard crust a crusty baguette2 informalBAD-TEMPERED someone who is crusty is bad-tempered syn grumpy a crusty old man3 SURFACEhaving a thin dry hard layer of something on the surface The lake was ringed by crusty salt deposits.
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crustyThe bread is then toasted over hot embers until it is crusty.Adjust seasoning, serve hot with salad and crusty bread.Anyone who has tasted the sourdough bread made in San Francisco knows about chewy, crusty bread.The cream paint was beginning to yellow; a couple of crusty, filling-station mugs stood on top of a metal filing cabinet.a crusty old Kansas farmerThere was a crusty ring around the rim of the ketchup bottle.Serve with crusty rolls and salad.These businessmen are crusty, rough-edged fellows trying to survive in deadly earnest competition with companies much bigger than theirs.Meals begin with a tall loaf of crusty sourdough bread.
crustycrusty2 noun (plural crusties) [countable] British English informal  a young person with a dirty and untidy appearance, usually one who has no permanent job or home and takes part in protests about protecting the environment
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