crumb: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (krum), [key]
— n.
  1. a small particle of bread, cake, etc., that has broken off.
  2. a small particle or portion of anything; fragment; bit.
  3. the soft inner portion of a bread (distinguished from crust).
  4. a cake topping made of sugar, flour, butter, and spice, usually crumbled on top of the raw batter and baked with the cake.
  5. a contemptibly objectionable or worthless person.
  1. to dress or prepare with crumbs.
  2. to break into crumbs or small fragments.
  3. to remove crumbs from: The waiter crumbed the table.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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