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

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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30 Jul 2022

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“Crummy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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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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