crum·my | \ˈkrə-mē \
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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Middle school may be one of those universally crummy experiences, when life is cruel and kids are crueler. Justin Chang,, "Review: Bo Burnham's 'Eighth Grade' is a beautifully honest portrait of adolescent girlhood," 11 July 2018 Planetary Protection only looks at life; its policies don’t say anything about pollution, or garbage, or crummy Mars colony architecture. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "In Search of New Rules to Protect Other Worlds From Earth's Cooties," 2 July 2018 The Berlioz was a knockout, however crummy the sound system. Mark Swed,, "In Mexico City, a famed orchestra is no match for the spirit of 160 student musicians led by Dudamel," 8 Mar. 2018 Her job as a visiting nurse takes her to some of the crummiest buildings in Greater Boston. Sean P. Murphy,, "Apartment management won’t return security deposit? That’s just one problem at this Revere complex," 11 June 2018 Does that crummy, yellow-tiled drop ceiling in a bar where Travolta pulls a trigger look familiar to you? Jeanne Houck,, "How many places Cincinnati locations can you identify in the 'Gotti' trailer?," 2 May 2018 The actual designs, however, can be quite amateurish and are sometimes downright crummy. Margaret Lyons, New York Times, "How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?," 26 Apr. 2018 Of course, the Browns are the Browns, and there’s also the chance Cleveland would just wind up picking two crummy quarterbacks, and be right back there in 2019, picking 11 more. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Trying to Love the NFL Draft," 22 Apr. 2018 There is the potential for some crummy weather when the Panthers meet the Browns in Cleveland on Dec. 9. Joseph Person, charlotteobserver, "Five things, including the toughest stretches, about the Carolina Panthers' schedule | Charlotte Observer," 19 Apr. 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

: not well or happy


crum·my | \ˈkrə-mē \
crummier; crummiest

Kids Definition of crummy

: very poor The worker did a crummy job.

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