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/ krʌmz /


  1. slang.
    an expression of dismay or surprise
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Word History and Origins

Origin of crumbs1

C20: euphemistic for Christ!
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Example Sentences

Place one sheet of phyllo on the board, brush it with butter, and sprinkle it with ¾ teaspoon of bread crumbs.

In a mixing bowl, combine beef, onion powder, garlic powder, bread crumbs, and eggs.

Many of those people were likely hitting Crumbs in previous years.

Had it remained in these locations, Crumbs would likely still be alive today.

Crumbs tried to adjust by closing stores, cutting costs, and seeking to license its name.

That, like the matches, had long ago been used up, and our discoverers were reduced to roasted biscuit-crumbs.

Besides a few crumbs, it contained a small lump of narwhal blubber and a little packet.

He looked with longing eyes at the waterfall as he finished the last crumbs of his supper.

Yes, if he came and she knew him, she would give him not bread crumbs only, but cake and kisses.

There they all sit in a row on the garden-fence, singing her a morning hymn to pay her for their crumbs of bread.