Definition of crummy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrʌmi/
(also crumby) informal

adjective (crummier, crummiest; crumbier, crumbiest)

1Dirty, unpleasant, or of poor quality: a crummy little room
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  • I've read everything this man has written, with delight: he can't stand crummy design, poor execution, or indifference to the end-user.
  • I began going to the local council gym, but I found it unpleasant and crummy so I gave that up too.
  • After reviewing his notes in his crummy little room, The Bank Robber comes up with a Plan.
1.1Unwell: I’ve been feeling pretty crummy the last few days
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  • When asked what he thought was making him feel crummy, the young doctor drew a blank.
  • When teens are depressed, anxious, insecure, angry, frustrated or just plain feeling crummy inside, they often act out as a way of expressing negative feelings.
  • Clearing the air beats sitting home and feeling crummy.


North American
A truck used to transport loggers to and from work.
Example sentences
  • The inside of cabooses reflected the conductor's personal habits and the degree of cleanliness varied with some men being noted for spotless vans while others were much less so giving rise to the age old term for vans as ‘crummies’.
  • Sure, this comes at the cost of some additional potential wear and tear on the caboose, but crummies are tough and the learning experience seems worth the price.



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  • Viva and I decided to go to some crummily cheap airport hotel just so we could relax for a moment.
  • So if you see someone being treated crummily, stick up for them.
  • I love paperbacks because I'm very good to my books and I've only had a couple of crummily made ones fall apart, which I can usually fix by repairing the spine with rubber glue.


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  • Saturday was kinda crummy, but not really awful, just general level crumminess.
  • I was pretty numb when dad died, but the sheer crumminess of it all sort of dawns on you slowly.


Mid 19th century (earlier in the literal senses 'crumbly' and 'like or covered with crumbs'): variant of crumby.

Words that rhyme with crummy

Brummie, chummy, crumby, dummy, gummy, lumme, mummy, plummy, rummy, scrummy, scummy, slummy, tummy, yummy

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