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crummy

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[ kruhm-ee ]
/ 藞kr蕦m i /
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Definition of crummy

adjective, crum路mi路er, crum路mi路est.
Also crumby. Slang.
  1. dirty and run-down; shabby; seedy: a crummy fleabag of a hotel.
  2. of little or no value; cheap; worthless: crummy furniture that falls apart after a month of use.
  3. wretchedly inadequate; miserable; lousy: They pay crummy salaries.
noun, plural crum路mies.
Railroads Slang. a caboose.
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Origin of crummy

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1855鈥60; perhaps obsolete crum crooked (see crummie) + -y1; sense 鈥渃aboose鈥 of unclear derivation and perhaps a distinct word

OTHER WORDS FROM crummy

crum路mi路ly, adverbcrum路mi路ness, noun

Other definitions for crummy (2 of 2)

crummy2
[ kruhm-ee, kroom-ee ]
/ 藞kr蕦m i, 藞kr蕣m i /

noun, plural crum路mies.Chiefly Scot.
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British Dictionary definitions for crummy (1 of 2)

crummy1
/ (藞kr蕦m瑟) /

adjective -mier or -miest slang
of little value; inferior; contemptible
unwell or depressedto feel crummy

Word Origin for crummy

C19: variant spelling of crumby

British Dictionary definitions for crummy (2 of 2)

crummy2
/ (藞kr蕦m瑟) /

noun plural -mies
Canadian a lorry that carries loggers to work from their camp

Word Origin for crummy

probably originally meaning: makeshift camp, from crummy 1
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