- Also crumby. Slang.
- dirty and run-down; shabby; seedy: a crummy fleabag of a hotel.
- of little or no value; cheap; worthless: crummy furniture that falls apart after a month of use.
- wretchedly inadequate; miserable; lousy: They pay crummy salaries.
- Railroads Slang. a caboose.
Origin of crummy1
- of little value; inferior; contemptible
- unwell or depressedto feel crummy
- Canadian a lorry that carries loggers to work from their camp
Word Origin and History for crummier
1560s, "easily crumbled;" 1570s, "like bread," from crumb + -y (2). The second sense probably accounts for 18c. (and later in dialects) use, of a woman, "attractively plump, full-figured, buxom." Slang meaning "shoddy, filthy, inferior, poorly made" in use by 1859, probably is from the first sense, but influenced by crumb in its slang sense of "louse."