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
noun, plural crum·mies. Chiefly Scot.
noun Chiefly Scot.
Origin of crummie
Related Words for crummysecond-rate, miserable, rotten, shabby, cheap, contemptible, crappy, inferior, pathetic, poor, useless, worthless, grotty, third-rate
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Contemporary Examples of 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
July 11, 2014
CAP gets its impressive number with a crummy trick: omitting the increased costs of legalization.Immigration Amnesty: The Path to Poverty
March 22, 2013
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
January 9, 2013
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
June 20, 2012
The neighborhood gains a new and improved store in place of Mr. Gonzalez's crummy bodega.Capital Gains: Answering Krugman and Bernstein
January 23, 2012
Historical Examples of crummy
"I get it, all right, you crummy little chiseler," growled Astro.
Gimme another glass of milk and another of these crummy sandwiches.
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
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
You mean sitting in the sun on a crummy lakeside, watching the birds and bees?On the Trail of the Space Pirates
adjective -mier or -miest slang
Word Origin for crummy
noun plural -mies
Word Origin 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."