adjective see crummy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • crumby — crumby, crummy When the reference is to actual crumbs, as in a crumby loaf or a crumby tablecloth, use crumby. When the meaning is ‘dirty, squalid; inferior, worthless’, use crummy …   Modern English usage

  • crumby — 1731, full of crumbs, from CRUMB (Cf. crumb) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Overlapping somewhat with CRUMMY (Cf. crummy), but generally restricted to the more literal senses …   Etymology dictionary

  • crumby — [krum′ē] adj. crumbier, crumbiest 1. full of crumbs ☆ 2. Slang CRUMMY crumbiness n …   English World dictionary

  • Crumby — 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

  • crumby — crumby1 /krum ee/, adj., crumbier, crumbiest. 1. full of crumbs. 2. soft. [1725 35; CRUMB + Y1] crumby2 /krum ee/, adj., crumbier, crumbiest. crummy1 (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • crumby — adjective Crumbly; inclined to break into crumbs …   Wiktionary

  • crumby — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective See crummy …   English dictionary for students

  • crumby — crummy …   American English homophones

  • crumby — adj dilapidated, dirty, worthless. By the mid 19th century this word was in use in Britain as a literal and figurative syn onym for lousy , apparently due to the resemblance of body lice to crumbs. The word (usually spelled with double m ) has… …   Contemporary slang

  • crumby — crumb·y || krÊŒmɪ adj. crumbly; full of crumbs; brittle, crisp …   English contemporary dictionary

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