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Crumpy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Crumpy Brittle; crisp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • crumpy Easily broken; brittle; crisp; crump.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Crumpy crump: easily broken
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. crumpcrumb, crooked; Ger. krumm. Cf. Cramp, Crimp.

Usage

In literature:

An' las' night Crumpy was snuffin' an' snuffin'.
"Cow-Country" by B. M. Bower
No one ever did know any more about it, and Crumpy continued to pay the money.
"The Prime Minister" by Anthony Trollope
The deal which old Colonel Crumpy was making came to an end.
"Chiquita, an American Novel" by Merrill Tileston
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In poetry:

An' aft at twal'-oors, to auld grannie's fireside,
The dominie cam' for a weeock to bide;
A crumpie ait farle, wi' butter weel spread,
She gied him, an' wow but the chappie was glad.
"Grannie Mirk: A Stirling Grannie" by Janet Hamilton