1. [late 16C+] (UK Und.; post-WWII chiefly US black) a dwelling house, an apartment.
2. [19C-1900s] (UK Und.) a thieves’ hideout.
3. [early 19C+] a bed.
4. [early 19C] a burial ground.
5. [early–mid-19C] a public house.
6. [early 19C+] a small, cheap brothel or ‘low’ saloon; also attrib.; thus crib-girl, a prostitute.
7. [early–mid-19C] a shop.
8. [mid-19C] the vagina.
9. [mid-19C+] (UK/US Und.) a prison cell.
10. [early 19C] (Aus.) an outback lodging house.
11. [mid-19C–1900s] a berth, a situation, a job, e.g. a snug crib, a safe place.
12. [mid-19C–1960s] (UK/US Und.) a casino.
13. [mid-19C] a cheap theatre.
14. [late 19C–1940s] a place that is a target for a break-in or robbery.
15. [late 19C–1950s] the room in a brothel where a prostitute services her clients.
16. [1900s–60s] (Aus./US) a cheap café or restaurant.
17. [1910s] (Aus.) a non-specified place.
18. [1910s–80s] (US Und.) a safe.
19. [1930s+] (US Und.) a room kept by a streetwalker to which she could take her clients for sex.
20. [1970s+] (US gay) a private cubicle rented out at a gay bath-house.
[mid-19C–1940s] a house-breaker.
[mid-19C–1940s] (orig. UK Und.) house-breaking; also attrib.
[late 19C-1950s] a brothel, esp. a small and dirty one.
[1910s–40s] a brothel, esp. a small and dirty one.
[mid-19C] (US und.) the madame of a brothel.
[mid-19C] (UK Und.) a burglary.
[19C+] (UK Und.) to break into a house or shop.
[mid-19C+] (orig. US Und.) to break and enter premises for the purpose of robbery.
[early 19C] a respectable house.