verb (used with object)
Origin of crumb
Synonyms for crumb
Related Words for crumbssnippet, jot, speck, dab, pinch, scrap, drop, particle, dash, dram, atom, shred, grain, seed, mite, smidgen, iota, sliver, ounce
Examples from the Web for crumbs
Contemporary Examples of crumbs
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.
Crumbs, sensing an opportunity, went public in early 2011, and set about expanding.
Mia and Jason Bauer founded the first Crumbs in New York in 2003, and did quite well.
Crumbs avoided advertising and contracted production out, thus keeping a lid on costs.
Historical Examples of crumbs
Spread on some of the clarified butter, and then another coat of crumbs.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
So, throwing it from him, he brushed the crumbs from his jerkin.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Your fat has not been hot enough, or your crumbs have not been fine and even.Culture and Cooking
"It isn't my fault if there are crumbs in the bed," she said curtly.
Use up all the tomatoes and crumbs in this way, letting the last layer be of crumbs.The Skilful Cook
Word Origin for crumbs
Word Origin for crumb
Old English cruma "crumb, fragment," from a West Germanic root of obscure origin (cf. Middle Dutch crume, Dutch kruim, German krume). The -b- appeared mid-15c., in part by analogy with words like dumb, in part from crumble. Slang meaning "lousy person" is 1918, from crumb, U.S. slang for "body-louse" (1863), so called from resemblance.