crum·​my | \ ˈkrə-mē How to pronounce crummy (audio) \
variants: or less commonly crumby
crummier also crumbier; crumbiest

Definition of crummy

1 obsolete : crumbly
2 : very poor or inferior : lousy crummy weather has a crummy job

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Other Words from crummy

crumminess noun

Examples of crummy in a Sentence

the dry cleaners did a crummy job of pressing my suit

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But with two more games left with the Orioles and a four-game set to follow against another crummy team in the Miami Marlins, the Diamondbacks have an opportunity to make the idea of a sell-off more difficult. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Robbie Ray shuts out rumors, beats Orioles in possible final start with Diamondbacks," 23 July 2019 Inflation raged, gasoline lines became common, cars were crummy, and the clothing was god-awful. James Hill, Washington Post, "When astronomers sent Chuck Berry and Bach to dance among the stars," 20 June 2019 Hannah's been put in this crummy situation, not of her own volition but by a bachelor lying to her. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Hannah Brown and Her 'Bachelorette' Winner Have Reportedly Broken Up," 2 July 2019 If a team had a great win-loss record but a crummy RPI, it was thought to diminish their chance of making the tournament. Laine Higgins, WSJ, "College Basketball Says Goodbye to the RPI, Hello NET," 14 Feb. 2019 Bungee-jumping in Madagascar won’t make up for three crummy marriages or a really bad comb-over. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "It’s Time to Kick the Bucket List," 20 July 2018 YouTube got beat up last year when people discovered, people’s a good question mark around that, or a good parenthetical around that, there were crummy ads on YouTube sometimes next to clean content. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Why building a business that’s dependent on Facebook is ‘crazy’," 16 Aug. 2018 Less dramatic than the difference between the first pair of images, this comparison represents a step change from crummy, noisy, and unusable to a perfectly decent shot. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Google’s Night Sight for Pixel phones will amaze you," 25 Oct. 2018 Aside from many colleges having strict lateness policies, rushing around and running through campus can be difficult, especially during bad weather or crummy temperatures. Erin Nicole Celletti, Teen Vogue, "9 Tips for Scheduling College Courses," 31 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of crummy

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for crummy

Middle English crumme

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English Language Learners Definition of crummy

: not pleasant
: not of good quality
chiefly US : not well or happy


crum·​my | \ ˈkrə-mē How to pronounce crummy (audio) \
crummier; crummiest

Kids Definition of crummy

: very poor The worker did a crummy job.

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