[ skruhm-ee ]
/ ˈskrʌm i /
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adjective, scrum·mi·er, scrum·mi·est.Chiefly British Informal.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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Example sentences from the Web for scrummy
All we had was bread and butter, cake, and strawberries with cream; but oh, they were scrummy.Into the Jaws of Death|Jack O'Brien
British Dictionary definitions for scrummy
/ (ˈskrʌmɪ) /
adjective -mier or -miest informal
Word Origin for scrummy
C20: from scrumptious
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