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adjective, crumb·i·er, crumb·i·est.
  1. full of crumbs.
  2. soft.
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Origin of crumby

First recorded in 1725–35; crumb + -y1


adjective, crumb·i·er, crumb·i·est.
  1. crummy1(def 1).
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Related Words for crumby

rough, blue, gross, depraved, offensive, raw, base, common, degraded, menial, mean, scurvy, abject, coarse, contemptible, crass, dastardly, despicable, disgraceful, dishonorable

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Historical Examples of crumby

  • And ever since China has been getting "the crumby side" of every deal.

    The Pacific Triangle

    Sydney Greenbie

  • Rub all together into a crumby mass, then pack into the fowl.

  • I took a spoon for the crumbs from my box at noon, Grace loved cake, even the crumby kind.

  • Liquids poured upon the surface cannot, owing to the crumby nature of the humus, exert any appreciable hydraulic pressure.

    The Dwelling House

    George Vivian Poore

  • Crum′my, a cow with a crumpled horn; Crump′et, a kind of crumby or soft cake or muffin.

British Dictionary definitions for crumby


adjective crumbier or crumbiest
  1. full of or littered with crumbs
  2. soft, like the inside of bread
  3. a variant spelling of crummy 1
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Word Origin and History for crumby


1731, "full of crumbs," from crumb + -y (2). Overlapping somewhat with crummy, but generally restricted to the more literal senses.

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