[skruhmp-shuh s]


very pleasing, especially to the senses; delectable; splendid: a scrumptious casserole; a scrumptious satin gown.

Origin of scrumptious

First recorded in 1820–30; perhaps alteration of sumptuous
Related formsscrump·tious·ly, adverbscrump·tious·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for scrumptious

Historical Examples of scrumptious

  • I will just tie back your gorgeous, scrumptious hair with this ribbon, now.

    The Thing from the Lake

    Eleanor M. Ingram

  • Oh, if I could only get a deer this day,” thought he, “how scrumptious it would be!

    Silver Lake

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • That was the most scrumptious lunch Ive had in a month of Sundays.

  • Oh, they're scrumptious people, and I expect they will stay all summer.

    The Dorrance Domain

    Carolyn Wells

  • Oh, Miss Allen, that cider of your'n must be scrumptious stuff.

    The Gold Brick

    Ann S. Stephens

British Dictionary definitions for scrumptious



informal very pleasing; delicious
Derived Formsscrumptiously, adverbscrumptiousness, noun

Word Origin for scrumptious

C19: probably changed from sumptuous
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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.

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