Crummies



[kruhm-ee, kroo m-ee] /ˈkrʌm i, ˈkrʊm i/

noun, Chiefly Scot.
1.
a cow with crooked horns.
[kruhm-ee] /ˈkrʌm i/
adjective, crummier, crummiest.
1.
Also, crumby. Slang.

noun, plural crummies.
2.
Railroads Slang. a caboose.
[kruhm-ee, kroo m-ee] /ˈkrʌm i, ˈkrʊm i/
noun, plural crummies. Chiefly Scot.
1.
.
/ˈkrʌmɪ/
adjective (slang) -mier, -miest
1.
of little value; inferior; contemptible
2.
unwell or depressed: to feel crummy
/ˈkrʌmɪ/
noun (pl) -mies
1.
(Canadian) a lorry that carries loggers to work from their camp
adj.

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.”

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