What does CRUMB mean?

Definitions for CRUMB

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crumbnoun

    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"

  2. rotter, dirty dog, rat, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke, crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so, gitnoun

    a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible

    "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"

  3. crumbverb

    small piece of e.g. bread or cake

  4. crumbverb

    coat with bread crumbs

    "crumb a cutlet"

  5. crumbverb

    break into crumbs

  6. crumbverb

    remove crumbs from

    "crumb the table"


  1. crumbnoun

    A small piece of baked food (such as cake, biscuit or bread).

    The pigeons were quite happily picking at bread crumbs on the ground.

  2. crumbnoun

    A bit, small amount.

    a crumb of comfort

  3. crumbnoun

    The soft internal portion of bread, surrounded by crust.

  4. crumbnoun

    A mixture of sugar, cocoa and milk, used to make industrial chocolate

  5. crumbnoun

    A nobody, worthless person.

  6. crumbnoun

    A body louse.

  7. crumbverb

    To cover with crumbs.

  8. Etymology: From cruma. The b appeared in the mid 15th century to match crumble and words like dumb, numb, thumb.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CRUM, CRUMBnoun

    Etymology: cruma, Saxon; kruyme, Dutch; krummel, German.

    Take of manchet about three ounces, the crumb only thin cut; and let it be boiled in milk ’till it grow to a pulp. Francis Bacon.

    More familiar grown, the table crums
    Attract his slender feet. James Thomson, Winter, l. 255.


  1. crumb

    A crumb is a small fragment or piece that has broken off from a larger item, typically food such as bread or cake. It can also metaphorically refer to a tiny amount of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crumbnoun

    a small fragment or piece; especially, a small piece of bread or other food, broken or cut off

  2. Crumbnoun

    fig.: A little; a bit; as, a crumb of comfort

  3. Crumbnoun

    the soft part of bread

  4. Crumbverb

    to break into crumbs or small pieces with the fingers; as, to crumb bread

  5. Etymology: [AS. cruma, akin to D. kruim, G. krume; cf. G. krauen to scratch, claw.]


  1. Crumb

    Crumb is a 1994 documentary film about the noted underground cartoonist Robert Crumb and his family. Directed by Terry Zwigoff and produced by Lynn O'Donnell, it won widespread acclaim. It was released in the USA on April 28, 1995, having been screened at film festivals the previous year. Jeffery M. Anderson placed the film on his list of the ten greatest films of all time, labeling it "the greatest documentary ever made."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crumb

    krum, n. a small bit or morsel of bread: a small particle of anything: the soft part of bread.—v.t. to break into crumbs: to fill with crumbs.—ns. Crumb′-brush, a brush for sweeping crumbs off the table; Crumb′-cloth, a cloth laid under a table to keep falling crumbs from the carpet.—adjs. Crumb′y, Crum′my, in crumbs: soft. [A.S. cruma; Dut. kruim; Ger. krume; allied to crimp.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. crumb

    Two binary digits; a quad. Larger than a bit, smaller than a nybble. Considered silly. Syn. tayste. General discussion of such terms is under nybble.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. CRUMB

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Crumb is ranked #13418 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Crumb surname appeared 2,271 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Crumb.

    72.8% or 1,655 total occurrences were White.
    21.5% or 490 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 50 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.7% or 40 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.9% or 21 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 15 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CRUMB in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CRUMB in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of CRUMB in a Sentence

  1. Greg Sullivan:

    This ten million is just another crumb that’s being thrown into the black hole of Cape Wind.

  2. Eric Hoffer:

    The wise learn from the experience of others, and the creative know how to make a crumb of experience go a long way.

  3. Gail Vance Civille:

    Just on the texture side, [ the chocolate chip cookie ] has a lot going for it, every bite will be interesting. ... You will hit the cookie, which has crispness due to air pockets in the cookie crumb, and then the chocolate, which is dense and uniform when you bite through it. It's like a symphony orchestra playing together. ... It's very harmonious.

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