Crash vs Crashy - What's the difference?

crash | crashy |

As adjectives the difference between crash and crashy

is that crash is quick, fast, intensive while crashy is (computing) tending to crash.

As a noun crash

is an automobile, airplane, or other vehicle accident or crash can be (fibre) plain linen.

As a verb crash

is to collide with something destructively, fall or come down violently.



(wikipedia crash)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), (for form development compare (m), (m), (m)).


  • An automobile, airplane, or other vehicle accident.
  • She broke two bones in her body in a car crash .
    Nobody survived the plane crash
  • A computer malfunction that is caused by faulty software, and makes the system either partially or totally inoperable.
  • My computer had a crash so I had to reboot it.
  • A loud sound as made for example by cymbals.
  • The piece ended in a crescendo, building up to a crash of cymbals.
  • A sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)
  • the stock market ''crash'''
  • A comedown of a drug.
  • A group of rhinoceroses.
  • * Patrick F. McManus, “Nincompoopery'' and Other Group Terms”, in ''The Grasshopper Trap , Henry Holt and Company, ISBN 0-8050-0111-5, page 103,
  • One of my favorites among the terms of groups of creatures is a crash''''' of rhinoceros. I can imagine an African guide saying to his client, “Shoot, dammit, shoot! Here comes the whole bloody ' crash of rhinoceros!”
    […] Personally, I think I’d just as soon come across a crash of rhinoceros as a knot of toad.
  • * 1998 , E. Melanie Watt, Black Rhinos , page 19
  • The largest group of black rhinos reported was made up of 13 individuals. A group of rhinos is called a crash .
  • * 1999 , Edward Osborne Wilson, The Diversity of Life , page 126
  • Out in the water a crash of rhinoceros-like animals browse belly deep through a bed of aquatic plants.
  • * 2003 , Claude Herve-Bazin, Judith Farr Kenya and Tanzania , page 23
  • The crash of rhinoceros at Tsavo now numbers almost 200.
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  • Derived terms
    * crash and burn * crash course * crashpad * stock market crash


  • quick, fast, intensive
  • crash course
    crash diet


  • To collide with something destructively, fall or come down violently.
  • To severely damage or destroy something by causing it to collide with something else.
  • I'm sorry for crashing the bike into a wall. I'll pay for repairs.
  • (slang) (via gatecrash) To attend a social event without invitation.
  • We weren't invited to the party so we decided to crash it.
  • (management) To accelerate a project or a task or its schedule by devoting more resources to it.
  • *
  • To make or experience informal temporary living arrangements.
  • Hey dude, can I crash at your pad?
  • (computing, software, intransitive) To terminate extraordinarily.
  • If the system crashes again, we'll have it fixed in the computer shop.
  • (computing, software, transitive) To cause to terminate extraordinarily.
  • Double-clicking this icon crashes the desktop.
  • To experience a period of depression and/or lethargy after a period of euphoria, as after the euphoric effect of a psychotropic drug has dissipated.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


  • (fibre) Plain linen.
  • crashy



  • (computing) Tending to crash.