crimmy adj [EDD creemy (at creem v.1, sb.) “chilly, . . shivering”; cf crim v] chiefly neMA
Chilly; affected by cold, shivery.
1874 Harper’s New Mth. Mag. 49.188 neMA, Crim was another [=word peculiar to Marblehead], meaning to shudder with cold, and there was an adjective, crimmy. 1880 Roads Hist. Marblehead 45 neMA, Though the dialect once so general among the people is now almost extinct, there are many words used occasionally to know the meaning of which would puzzle a stranger. Often, when any of the natives feel slightly cold or chilly they will say that they are “crimmy.” 1891 Jrl. Amer. Folkl. 4.159 MA, Crimmy.—Chilly. An old fisherman says: “Ain’t it too crimmy to go sailen’?” or, “It’s a crimmy night.” 1895 DN 1.386 neMA, Crimmy: chilly, out of sorts, “under the weather.” Marblehead, Mass. 1934 Hanley Disks neMA, We still use the word crimmy [krɪmɪ]. 1981 DARE File, Crimmy. . . Chilly, cold, even clammy. Used by family, including grandparents, in Merion [sic for Marion] township near Fennimore in southwestern Wisconsin. The word is still known and familiar.