An example of a crumb is a morsel of cake.
An example of crumb is to add a mixture of crushed cookies to the top of an apple pie.
Eraser crumbs; not a crumb of kindness for you.
A solid cake that won't crumb.
Crumbs of knowledge.
To crumb a table.
A crumb of comfort.
Origin of crumb
- Middle English crome from Old English cruma
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old English cruma (“crumb, fragment”). The b appeared in the mid 15th century to match crumble and words like dumb, numb, thumb.