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.
- crummock water,
- crumple zones,
Origin of crummy1
noun, plural crum·mies. Chiefly Scot.
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.
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."