crummy

1 [kruhm-ee]
adjective, crummier, crummiest.
1.
Also, crumby. Slang.
a.
dirty and run-down; shabby; seedy: a crummy fleabag of a hotel.
b.
of little or no value; cheap; worthless: crummy furniture that falls apart after a month of use.
c.
wretchedly inadequate; miserable; lousy: They pay crummy salaries.
noun, plural crummies.
2.
Railroads Slang. a caboose.

Origin:
1855–60; perhaps obsolete crum crooked (see crummie) + -y1; sense “caboose” of unclear derivation and perhaps a distinct word

crummily, adverb
crumminess, noun
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crummy

2 [kruhm-ee, kroom-ee]
noun, plural crummies. Chiefly Scot.
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crummy1 (ˈkrʌmɪ)
 
adj , -mier, -miest
1.  of little value; inferior; contemptible
2.  unwell or depressed: to feel crummy
 
[C19: variant spelling of crumby]

crummy2 (ˈkrʌmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
(Canadian) a lorry that carries loggers to work from their camp
 
[probably originally meaning: makeshift camp, from crummy1]

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crummy
1560s, "easily crumbled;" 1570s, "like bread," from crumb. 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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Example sentences
There are also lots of crummy copies of good pruners on the market.
What a way a crummy way to treat adjunct faculty who have credentials.
But economic forecasts have a crummy record of forecasting reality.
It's true, the media has done a crummy job of exposing our government's
  approval of torture.
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