adjective, crum·mi·er, crum·mi·est.
- 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.
noun, plural crum·mies.
Origin of crummy1
Definition for crummy (2 of 3)
noun, plural crum·mies. Chiefly Scot.
Definition for crummy (3 of 3)
noun Chiefly Scot.
Origin of crummie
Examples from the Web for crummy
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|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|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
The neighborhood gains a new and improved store in place of Mr. Gonzalez's crummy bodega.
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
Gimme another glass of milk and another of these crummy sandwiches.
"For their sake I hope they pick something better than this crummy planet," Larkwell grunted.First on the Moon|Jeff Sutton
"I get it, all right, you crummy little chiseler," growled Astro.
British Dictionary definitions for crummy (1 of 2)
adjective -mier or -miest slang
Word Origin for crummy
British Dictionary definitions for crummy (2 of 2)
noun plural -mies
Word Origin for crummy
Word Origin and History for crummy
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."