/ (ˈskrʌmpɪ) /


a rough dry cider, brewed esp in the West Country

Word Origin for scrumpy

from scrump, variant of scrimp (in obsolete sense: withered), referring to the apples used
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Examples from the Web for scrumpy

  • My doggie wagged his scrumpy tail, cocked his expressive ears, and glanced from me to his mistress, but did not rise.

    My Doggie and I|R.M. Ballantyne