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adjective, crum·bli·er, crum·bli·est.
  1. apt to crumble; friable.
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Origin of crumbly

First recorded in 1515–25; crumble + -y1
Related formscrum·bli·ness, nounun·crum·bly, adjective
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Related Words for crumbly

soft, powdery, breakable, crisp, crunchy, decayed, deteriorated, fragile, frail, friable, rotten, short, worn, frangible, shivery, deteriorating, rotted, rusted

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British Dictionary definitions for crumbly


adjective -blier or -bliest
  1. easily crumbled or crumbling
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noun -blies
  1. British slang an older person
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Derived Formscrumbliness, noun
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