scrumpy

/ (ˈskrʌmpɪ) /

noun

a rough dry cider, brewed esp in the West Country

Nearby words

  1. scrummy,
  2. scrump,
  3. scrumple,
  4. scrumptious,
  5. scrumptiously,
  6. scrunch,
  7. scruncheon,
  8. scrunchie,
  9. scrunchy,
  10. scruple

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