Synonyms for crumb


Grammar : Noun
Spell : kruhm
Phonetic Transcription : krʌm

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Définition of crumb

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.
  • noun tiny bit, morsel
Example sentences :
  • I got all worried up about him, barely peckin' at a crumb or two.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • It is as though I had asked for a crumb of bread, and he gave me the entire loaf.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • Why, a man didn't know where to turn himself for a crumb of comfort.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • Try if the fat is hot by dropping a crumb into it; if it browns at once, put in the fish.
  • Extract from : « Culture and Cooking » by Catherine Owen
  • 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.
  • Extract from : « The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, » by Mary Eaton
  • There was not a crumb of biscuit, and only half a pound of coffee.
  • Extract from : « The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras » by Jules Verne
  • He looked at Gorman, pathetically anxious for some crumb of encouragement.
  • Extract from : « The Island Mystery » by George A. Birmingham
  • I spent a whole miserable Sunday in exploring this crumb of land.
  • Extract from : « Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard » by Joseph Conrad
  • To which Gyp replied: "If your life was empty, wouldn't you jump at a crumb?"
  • Extract from : « Highacres » by Jane Abbott
  • When ready to crumb the fish, lay them in a cloth and thoroughly dry them.
  • Extract from : « Nelson's Home Comforts » by Mary Hooper

Antonyms for crumb

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