crummy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj crummy of very poor quality; flimsy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crummy Full of crumb or crumbs.
    • Crummy of very poor quality.
    • Crummy Soft, as the crumb of bread is; not crusty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • crummy Full of crumbs.
    • crummy Soft, as the crumb of bread is; not crusty: as, a crummy loaf.
    • crummy Plump; buxom: as, a crummy lass.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Crummy in crumbs: soft
    • ns Crummy a cow with a crumpled horn
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. crumpcrumb, crooked; Ger. krumm. Cf. Cramp, Crimp.

Usage

In literature:

To take vengeance on Crummie's ribs with a stick, was her first effort.
"Waverley" by Sir Walter Scott
Never before had Ginny spent such a happy day, drunk such milk as Crummie's, or eaten such cakes as Janet's.
"Sir Gibbie" by George MacDonald
It's a crummy place.
"Stalky & Co." by Rudyard Kipling
The shooting was in the west of Perthshire, known as Crummie-Toddie, and comprised an enormous acreage of so-called forest and moor.
"The Duke's Children" by Anthony Trollope
To take vengeance on Crummie's ribs with a stick was her first effort.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
I hae seen mony a man wad hae felled another an anger him, that wadna muckle hae liked a clink against Crummies-horn yon time.
"The Antiquary, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
I thought it was crummie stood 'twixt you and me; While she fed your parents, oh!
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel , Volume I." by Various
Of all the crummy places to be stuck!
"Danger in Deep Space" by Carey Rockwell
I was just going to accept them when I asked if the blankets were "crummy".
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
If you're pasain' oor wey, look in an' get a crummie.
"My Man Sandy" by J. B. Salmond
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In poetry:

"I cared not for Crummie, I thought but o' thee--
I thought it was Crummie stood 'twixt you and me;
While she fed your parents, oh, did you not say
You never would marry wi' auld Robin Gray?
"Auld Robin Gray" by Henry Morley
Puir crummie the cow had yae haf o' the smiddy,
In the ither auld John had his bellows an' studdy,
Sae the cow chow't her cud while she glower't ower the hallan
At John, who was rosy an' fresh as a callan.
"A Wheen Aul' Memories" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Here comes the crummy mood.
Did you have a crummy Valentine's Day.
Six years into its eight-year warranty, the artificial turf field behind Twin Valley High School has left the district with a crummy situation on its hands.
An interview with Denver Post reporter Karen Crummy.
Same old costly , crummy cop cars in Schenectady.
In a crummy economy where work is scarce, Scott Gerber believes that you need to create a job to keep a job.
After braving crummy weather and the odd timing of her Sunday night show, I finally got to see my new favorite female rapper K. Flay live.
Fight crummy Christmas songs with Malcolm Jones's checklist of classics to make your holiday merry and bright.
I just read a news story that made me feel really good, despite all the crumminess that seems to be going on in the world (oil spills, floods, etc.
Red River College's enthusiasm for acquiring the Public Safety Building has cooled significantly -- the building's condition is just too crummy.
If I get all this stuff done, how can that be when I'm a crummy procrastinator .
The holiday shopping season began on Black Friday, is accelerated on Cyber Monday, and lasts through the days after Christmas, when many crummy gifts will be returned for cash or store credit.
BPD officer Freddie Crummie was struck by a vehicle driven by a female Gordon College student while directing traffic downtown following the LCCHS homecoming parade Thursday afternoon.
TMZ reports that Cowell and fellow judge L.A. Reid are trying to mess with NBC by sending them crummy singers.
If the answer to that question is crummy, your allergies could be to blame .
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