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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Definitions for scrummy

  1. Chiefly British Informal. very pleasing, especially to the senses; delectable; splendid; scrumptious.

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Citations for scrummy
Once we'd finished the scrummy meal and our tummies were protruding from the carb-fest overload ... I decided to fish for more information on the next day's activities. Giovanna Fletcher, You're the One That I Want, 2014
The pair of judges who hand down the verdicts are the onomatopoetic foodies Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. Never have two people looked more like the sound of their names: he of the piercing eyes and flirtatious first bite, and she, the gentler and more senior, apt to declare something to be absolutely “scrummy.” Nathan Englander, "Letters of Recommendation: The Great British Baking Show," New York Times, October 5, 2017
Origin of scrummy
Scrummy is one of those British colloquialisms that may leave non-Brits scratching their heads. Scrummy has nothing to do with a scrum or the verb to scrummage (in Rugby, equivalent to scrimmage in American football); it is a shortening of scrumptious with the common adjective suffix -y. Scrummy entered English in the mid-19th century.