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Interjection: crumbs  krúmz
Usage: Brit, informal
  1. Used to express surprise
    "crumbs, it was only a dollar last time I was here!";
    - Christ [informal], Christmas [informal], crikey [Brit, informal], cripes [informal], cor [Brit, informal], gosh [informal], golly [informal], by George [informal], by Jove [informal], blimey [Brit, informal], gorblimey [Brit, informal], cor blimey [Brit, informal], my [informal], holy cow [informal], holy mackerel [informal], holy smoke [informal], holy moley [informal], holy moly [informal], fancy [Brit, informal], good grief [informal], goodness [informal], goodness me [informal], Gordon Bennett [informal], gracious [informal], gracious me [informal], fancy that [informal], gawd [informal], god, my word, oh, O, ah, oh boy [informal], jeez [informal], geez [informal], strewth [Brit, informal], struth [Brit, informal], yikes [informal], I'll be blowed [Brit, informal], blow me [Brit, informal], Holy-dooly [Austral, informal], heck [informal], blooming heck [Brit, informal], jeepers [informal], jeepers creepers [informal], Lord [informal], Lordy [informal], marry [archaic], well I never [informal], heavens [informal], good heavens [informal], my goodness [informal], Jesus [informal], bejesus [N. Amer, informal], od [archaic]
Noun: crumb  krúm
  1. Small piece of e.g. bread or cake
     
  2. A very small quantity of something
    "he gave only a crumb of information about his plans"; "there were few crumbs of comfort in the report"
     
  3. [N. Amer, informal] A person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    "only a crumb would do that";
    - rotter [Brit, informal], dirty dog [informal], rat [informal], skunk [informal], stinker [informal], stinkpot [N. Amer, informal], bum [N. Amer, informal], lowlife [informal], scumbag [informal], so-and-so [informal], git [Brit, informal], slimebag [informal], slimeball [informal], toad [informal], sleazeball [informal], scuzz [N. Amer, informal], scuzzbucket [N. Amer, informal], toerag [Brit, informal], scuzzbag [N. Amer, informal], sleazebucket [informal], sleazebag [informal], dirtbag [US, informal], swine [informal], ratbag [Brit, informal], scuzzball [N. Amer, informal], sod [Brit, informal]
Verb: crumb  krúm
  1. (cooking) coat with bread crumbs
    "crumb a cutlet"
     
  2. Break into crumbs
     
  3. Remove crumbs from
    "crumb the table"

Type of: bit, bite, break up, coat, disagreeable person, fragment, fragmentise [Brit], fragmentize, morsel, remove, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, surface, take, take away, unpleasant person, withdraw

Part of: baked goods

Encyclopedia: Crumbs

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