[ skruhmp-shuh s ]
/ ˈskrʌmp ʃəs /


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

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British Dictionary definitions for scrumptious


/ (ˈskrʌmpʃəs) /


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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