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crumb

noun \ ˈkrəm \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of crumb

1 a :a small fragment especially of something baked (such 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 in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of crumb

Middle English crumme, from Old English cruma; akin to Middle High German krume crumb


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crumb

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

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First Known Use of crumb

14th century


Crumb

biographical name \ ˈkrəm \

Definition of Crumb

George Henry 1929–     American composer

CRUMB Defined for English Language Learners

crumb

noun

Definition of crumb for English Language Learners

  • : a very small piece of food

  • : a very small amount of something


CRUMB Defined for Kids

crumb

noun \ ˈkrəm \

Definition of crumb for Students

1 :a very small piece of food
  • bread crumbs
2 :a little bit
  • She only overheard crumbs of their conversation.


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