- crumby, crummyWhen the reference is to actual crumbs, as in a crumby loaf or a crumby tablecloth, use crumby. When the meaning is ‘dirty, squalid; inferior, worthless’, use crummy.
Modern English usage. 2014.
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crumby — 1731, full of crumbs, from CRUMB (Cf. crumb) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Overlapping somewhat with CRUMMY (Cf. crummy), but generally restricted to the more literal senses … Etymology dictionary
crumby — [krum′ē] adj. crumbier, crumbiest 1. full of crumbs ☆ 2. Slang CRUMMY crumbiness n … English World dictionary
Crumby — This interesting surname is of Scots Gaelic origin, and is of locational derivation from the place called Crombie in the parish of Auchterless, in the former county of Aberdeenshire (now part of the Grampian region), where the name is mainly… … Surnames reference
crumby — adjective see crummy … New Collegiate Dictionary
crumby — crumby1 /krum ee/, adj., crumbier, crumbiest. 1. full of crumbs. 2. soft. [1725 35; CRUMB + Y1] crumby2 /krum ee/, adj., crumbier, crumbiest. crummy1 (def. 1). * * * … Universalium
crumby — adjective Crumbly; inclined to break into crumbs … Wiktionary
crumby — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective See crummy … English dictionary for students
crumby — crummy … American English homophones
crumby — adj dilapidated, dirty, worthless. By the mid 19th century this word was in use in Britain as a literal and figurative syn onym for lousy , apparently due to the resemblance of body lice to crumbs. The word (usually spelled with double m ) has… … Contemporary slang
crumby — crumbÂ·y || krÊŒmÉª adj. crumbly; full of crumbs; brittle, crisp … English contemporary dictionary