crumb

[ kruhm ]
/ krʌm /

noun

verb (used with object)

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Origin of crumb

before 1000; Middle English crome, crume, Old English cruma; akin to Dutch kruim, German Krume crumb, Latin grūmus heap of earth

OTHER WORDS FROM crumb

crumb·a·ble, adjectivecrumb·er, nounde·crumb, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for crumbs (1 of 2)

crumbs
/ (krʌmz) /

interjection

slang an expression of dismay or surprise

Word Origin for crumbs

C20: euphemistic for Christ!

British Dictionary definitions for crumbs (2 of 2)

crumb
/ (krʌm) /

noun

verb

(tr) to prepare or cover (food) with breadcrumbs
to break into small fragments

adjective

(esp of pie crusts) made with a mixture of biscuit crumbs, sugar, etc

Derived forms of crumb

crumber, noun

Word Origin for crumb

Old English cruma; related to Middle Dutch krome, Middle High German krūme, Latin grūmus heap of earth
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