scrumptious

[ skruhmp-shuh s ]
/ ˈskrʌmp ʃəs /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. scrummage,
  2. scrummie,
  3. scrummy,
  4. scrump,
  5. scrumple,
  6. scrumptiously,
  7. scrumpy,
  8. scrunch,
  9. scruncheon,
  10. scrunchie

Origin of scrumptious

First recorded in 1820–30; perhaps alteration of sumptuous

Related formsscrump·tious·ly, adverbscrump·tious·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for scrumptious

scrumptious

/ (ˈskrʌmpʃəs) /

adjective

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

scrumptious

adj.

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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