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crumb

[ kruhm ]SEE DEFINITION OF crumb

Synonyms for crumb

  • atom
  • dab
  • dash
  • dram
  • drop
  • grain
  • iota
  • jot
  • mite
  • ounce
  • particle
  • pinch
  • scrap
  • seed
  • shred
  • sliver
  • smidgen
  • snippet
  • speck
  • soupçon
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Antonyms for crumb

  • glob
  • lot
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRUMB

I got all worried up about him, barely peckin' at a crumb or two.

It is as though I had asked for a crumb of bread, and he gave me the entire loaf.

Why, a man didn't know where to turn himself for a crumb of comfort.

Try if the fat is hot by dropping a crumb into it; if it browns at once, put in the fish.

Slice to these the crumb of four small rolls, and then strain to it three quarts of good veal gravy, boiled with a blade of mace.

There was not a crumb of biscuit, and only half a pound of coffee.

He looked at Gorman, pathetically anxious for some crumb of encouragement.

I spent a whole miserable Sunday in exploring this crumb of land.

To which Gyp replied: "If your life was empty, wouldn't you jump at a crumb?"

When ready to crumb the fish, lay them in a cloth and thoroughly dry them.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cruma "crumb, fragment," from a West Germanic root of obscure origin (cf. Middle Dutch crume, Dutch kruim, German krume). The -b- appeared mid-15c., in part by analogy with words like dumb, in part from crumble. Slang meaning "lousy person" is 1918, from crumb, U.S. slang for "body-louse" (1863), so called from resemblance.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CRUMB

atom

nounsmallest part of something

bit

nountiny piece
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