crumb


1crumb

noun \ˈkrəm\

: a very small piece of food

: a very small amount of something

Full Definition of CRUMB

1
a :  a small fragment especially of something baked (as bread)
b :  a porous aggregate of soil particles
2
:  bit <a crumb of good news>
3
:  the soft part of bread
4
slang :  a worthless person

Examples of CRUMB

  1. He swept the crumbs from under the table.
  2. <a neglected dog who is desperate for any crumb of affection he might get from strangers>

Origin of CRUMB

Middle English crumme, from Old English cruma; akin to Middle High German krume crumb
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with CRUMB

2crumb

verb

Definition of CRUMB

transitive verb
1
:  to break into crumbs
2
:  to cover or thicken with crumbs
3
:  to remove crumbs from <crumb a table>

First Known Use of CRUMB

14th century

Crumb

biographical name \ˈkrəm\

Definition of CRUMB

George Henry 1929– Am. composer

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