noun (crust, ies)
- (rfv-sense) An old person.
- (context, mainly, UK) A tramp or homeless young person with poor cleanliness.
- (rfv-sense) (slang) dry, Dried eye mucus.
adjective (crust, ier)
- 1999, Vinnie Hansen, Murder, Honey, Xlibris Corporation, ISBN 0-7388-0467-3, page 155,
- :Against the backdrop of muted stripes of color, Julieanne picked at her eyes" crusties, and then combed her hair with the hand.
- 2003, Mary O'Connell, "Saint Anne", in Living with Saints, Grove Press, ISBN 0-8021-3926-4, page 209,
- :Jesus, how could I bear the sight of him"sleep crusties lodged in the corners of his rheumy eyes, a puff of chest hair cresting like meringue over the top of his V-neck sweater, khakis jacked up to his breastbone"when I was used to looking at the singularly lovely Isabella?
- 2005, Jeffrey Dinsmore, I, an Actress: The Autobiography of Karen Jamey, Contemporary Press, ISBN 0974461490, page 51,
- :I wiped the crusties from my eyes, threw on a sundress, and wandered out into the living room.
- Pertaining to or having a crust, as, for example, in the case of bread.
- (context, figurative, of a person or behavior) short-tempered, Short-tempered and gruff but, sometimes, with a harmless or benign inner nature; peevish, surly, harsh.
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