crummy
also crumby adjective (crummier; also crumbier; -est) Etymology: Middle English crumme Date: 1567 1. obsolete crumbly 2. very poor or inferior ; lousy <
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crumminess noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Crummy — Crum my (kr[u^]m m[y^]), a. 1. Full of crumb or crumbs. [1913 Webster] 2. Soft, as the crumb of bread is; not crusty. [1913 Webster] 3. of very poor quality. [informal] Syn: bum, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinny. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crummy — 1560s, easily crumbled; 1570s, like bread, from CRUMB (Cf. crumb) + Y (Cf. y) (2). The second sense probably accounts for 18c. (and later in dialects) use, of a woman, attractively plump, full figured, buxom. Slang meaning shoddy, filthy,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • crummy — [adj] lousy cheap, contemptible, crappy*, grotty, inferior, miserable, pathetic, poor, rotten, second rate, shabby, sub par, third rate, useless, worthless; concept 571 …   New thesaurus

  • crummy — (also crumby) ► ADJECTIVE (crummier, crummiest) informal ▪ bad, unpleasant, or of poor quality …   English terms dictionary

  • crummy — [krum′ē] adj. crummier, crummiest [< CRUM(B), with basic notion “brittle, friable, hence worthless” + Y2] Slang 1. dirty, cheap, shabby, disgusting, etc. 2. inferior, worthless, contemptible, etc. crumminess n …   English World dictionary

  • crummy — crummy1 crummily, adv. crumminess, n. /krum ee/, adj., crummier, crummiest, n., pl. crummies. adj. 1. Also, crumby. Slang. a. dirty and run down; shabby; seedy: a crummy fleabag of a hotel …   Universalium

  • crummy — [[t]krʌ̱mi[/t]] crummier, crummiest ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) Something that is crummy is unpleasant, of very poor quality, or not good enough. [INFORMAL] Here I am at a crummy hotel, with no clean clothes... The house is so old and… …   English dictionary

  • crummy — adjective informal 1 of bad quality: a crummy book | What a crummy idea! 2 ill or upset: I felt pretty crummy the next morning …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crummy — UK [ˈkrʌmɪ] / US adjective Word forms crummy : adjective crummy comparative crummier superlative crummiest informal not good in quality a crummy school …   English dictionary

  • Crummy — This interesting surname is of Scots Gaelic origin, and is of locational derivation from the place called Crombie in the parish of Auchterless, in the former county of Aberdeenshire (now part of the Grampian region), where the name is mainly… …   Surnames reference

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