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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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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The first known use of crummy was in 1567

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23 Jun 2020

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“Crummy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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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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