Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Scots A cow, especially one with crooked horns.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cow with crooked horns. Also crombie, crummock.

Etymologies

From Scots crumb, crooked, from Middle English; see crumpet.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • If you're pasain 'oor wey, look in an' get a crummie.

    My Man Sandy

  • “It was decided in a case before the town bailies of Cupar Angus, when Luckie Simpson's cow had drunk up Luckie Jamieson's browst of ale, while it stood in the door to cool, that there was no damage to pay, because the crummie drank without sitting down; such being the circumstance constituting a Doch an Dorroch, which is a standing drink for which no reckoning is paid.”

    Sir Walter Scott

  • Cupar-Angus, when Luckie Simpson's cow had drunk up Luckie Jamieson's browst of ale while it stood in the door to cool, that there was no damage to pay, because the crummie drank without sitting down; such being the very circumstance constituting DOCH AN DORROCH, which is a standing drink, for which no reckoning is paid.

    Redgauntlet

  • Second, I don’t want any of them hung, I want them to do hard time in a crummie prison for years.

    Think Progress » Reasoned Debate.

  • Cupar Angus, when Luckie Simpson's cow had drunk up Luckie Jamieson's browst of ale, while it stood in the door to cool, that there was no damage to pay, because the crummie drank without sitting down; such being the circumstance constituting a Doch an Dorroch, which is a standing drink for which no reckoning is paid. "

    Sir Walter Scott (English Men of Letters Series)

  • "'And wha will pay for the wet-nurse?' said I; 'for ye ken I am as dry as a yeld crummie.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXIII

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