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.
- crum·mi·ly, adverb
- crum·mi·ness, noun
Other definitions for crummy (2 of 2)
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How to use crummy in a sentence
Part of the slippery scheme to sell crummy flood cars is dispersing the flood cars away from where they were damaged so the disaster is out of mind of the prospective buyer.Don’t get hosed by hidden water damage when buying a used car | Tony Markovich/The Drive | September 7, 2021 | Popular-Science
Kids, parents, educators, and doctors all agree that remote learning is a crummy substitute for in-person classrooms.With delta on the rise, are kids safe going back to school? | Sarah Todd | August 13, 2021 | Quartz
To see such talent applied as an insurance policy would have made for crummy consolation.Achilles Tears Often Spell Doom For Basketball Players. But Kevin Durant Looks Like Himself Again. | Robert O'Connell | April 29, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
In his crummy studio, his solitude is regularly disturbed by the sounds of strangers down the hall.Politics and the pandemic have changed how we imagine cities | Joanne McNeil | April 28, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
The $80 mouse is on sale now, but be aware that buying one will give you one less excuse when you miss a shot and want to blame it on your crummy old mouse instead of your lackluster skills.Razer’s new gaming mouse pings your computer 8,000 times a second to fight lag | Stan Horaczek | January 29, 2021 | Popular-Science
And Steubenville was a prime example of our crummy attitude when it comes to bringing attackers to account.Jada, Steubenville, And How America Is Failing Our Teen Girls | Charlotte Lytton | July 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
CAP gets its impressive number with a crummy trick: omitting the increased costs of legalization.
This process is exhausting for the poor phones, and more so for those phones with crummy transistors.The Best Gadgets at CES’s Eureka Park: Mind-Reading Software and More | Winston Ross | January 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A few crummy places might be open if we were lucky, but we might not be.
The translation might as well be: he was a crummy governor; why would he be a different president?Obama’s New Attack Ads Hit Mitt Romney’s Statehouse Record | Daniel Stone | June 20, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
You know you could do all right acting, but you don't dare giving up this crummy job.The Old Die Rich | Horace Leonard Gold
"For their sake I hope they pick something better than this crummy planet," Larkwell grunted.First on the Moon | Jeff Sutton
You mean sitting in the sun on a crummy lakeside, watching the birds and bees?On the Trail of the Space Pirates | Carey Rockwell
And crummy—thats my outside man—kin handle the front and make the spiel, and take in what money comes in.Local Color | Irvin S. Cobb
"I get it, all right, you crummy little chiseler," growled Astro.Sabotage in Space | Carey Rockwell
British Dictionary definitions for crummy (1 of 2)
of little value; inferior; contemptible
unwell or depressed: to feel crummy
British Dictionary definitions for crummy (2 of 2)
Canadian a lorry that carries loggers to work from their camp
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