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Crispy Critters


Definition A slang term used by military, emergency and law enforcement personnel for a patient or decedent with severe burns.

Comment The term was coined in cruel reference to Crispy Critters, a crunchy breakfast cereal marketed by Post, unsuccessfully in 1967 and later in the mid-1980s, also unsuccessfully. 

References p.513 Partridge, Eric; Dalzell, Tom & Victor, Terry The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English 2006 Taylor & Francis
Internet ex of National Lampoon  

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