- very pleasing, especially to the senses; delectable; splendid: a scrumptious casserole; a scrumptious satin gown.
Origin of scrumptious
Examples from the Web for scrumptious
I will just tie back your gorgeous, scrumptious hair with this ribbon, now.The Thing from the Lake</p>
Eleanor M. Ingram
Oh, if I could only get a deer this day,” thought he, “how scrumptious it would be!Silver Lake
That was the most scrumptious lunch Ive had in a month of Sundays.Dorothy Dixon and the Double Cousin
Oh, they're scrumptious people, and I expect they will stay all summer.The Dorrance Domain
Oh, Miss Allen, that cider of your'n must be scrumptious stuff.The Gold Brick</p>
Ann S. Stephens
- informal very pleasing; delicious
Word Origin and History for scrumptious
1833, in countrified humor writing of "Major Jack Downing" of Maine (Seba Smith); probably a colloquial alteration of sumptuous. Originally "stylish, splendid;" sense of "delicious" is by 1881. Related: Scrumptiously; scrumptiousness.