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[skruhmp-shuh s] /ˈskrʌmp ʃəs/
very pleasing, especially to the senses; delectable; splendid:
a scrumptious casserole; a scrumptious satin gown.
Origin of scrumptious
1820-30; perhaps alteration of sumptuous
Related forms
scrumptiously, adverb
scrumptiousness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for scrumptious
  • Fantastic stuff, and goat cheese on it sounds scrumptious.
  • The birds have had a scrumptious meal on the juicy grubs.
  • Soon the scrumptious rounds were a must- have on every dessert tray.
  • Add a little rice to fill out the meal, or pile the pork and slaw on tortillas for a scrumptious south-of-the-border dinner.
  • Sit on a blanket with your family and a scrumptious picnic and watch hundreds of hot-air balloons race into the sky.
  • Nobody can eat that much fruit, even after you use all you want to make scrumptious kiwi jam.
  • scrumptious flavors exude everything green, from snow peas to sage.
  • The scrumptious recipes at the end of the book will get you pumped up and planning your new egg-centric diet for weeks to come.
  • The pulled pork with a smoky sauce and fresh coleslaw is scrumptious.
  • No beef tendons but the chicken feet looked scrumptious.
British Dictionary definitions for scrumptious


(informal) very pleasing; delicious
Derived Forms
scrumptiously, adverb
scrumptiousness, noun
Word Origin
C19: probably changed from sumptuous
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Word Origin and History for scrumptious

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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Slang definitions & phrases for scrumptious



Excellent; superior; luxurious: What a scrumptious dessert!

[1836+; perhaps a humorous alteration of sumptuous]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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