/ (ˈskrʌmpɪ) /
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a rough dry cider, brewed esp in the West Country
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Word Origin for scrumpy
from scrump, variant of scrimp (in obsolete sense: withered), referring to the apples used
Words nearby scrumpy
scrummie, scrummy, scrump, scrumple, scrumptious, scrumpy, scrunch, scruncheon, scrunchie, scruple, scruples
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How to use scrumpy in a sentence
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