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noun [countable] crumb pronunciation in British English /krʌm/
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  1. [usually plural] a very small piece that falls off a dry food such as bread or cake
    He brushed the crumbs from his jacket.
    1. a.
      [usually singular] informal a very small amount of food
      She hasn’t touched a single crumb of her dinner.
    2. b.
      a very small amount of something
      a few crumbs of praise for their hard work
      The late goal was to be their only crumb of comfort on a miserable afternoon.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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