Today’s English word of the day is: crusty. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘crusty’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.


Word of the Day: CRUSTY (Next Step English)


crusty: (informal) (especially of older people) easily irritated


American English Pronunciation: /ˈkrʌsti/



😨: Why did Samantha run to her room crying?!


😒: Oh, that crusty old woman next door chased her off her lawn with a broom again. She’s harmless enough, but to a four-year-old girl, she’s terrifying.




😤: What do you know, you crusty old man?!


😱: Don’t you dare sass your grandfather like that! Apologize now, or you’ll go without dinner!



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And just for fun… Here’s a scene from Grumpy Old Men, which could also have been called Crusty Old Men. 😉


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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.

Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:

MONDAY: noun
WEDNESDAY: adjective
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary


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