"Billy writes your lunches are 'scrumptious,'" ran her mother's letter.
Oh, if I could only get a deer this day,” thought he, “how scrumptious it would be!
Oh, they're scrumptious people, and I expect they will stay all summer.
That was the most scrumptious lunch Ive had in a month of Sundays.
That pink dress of mine is a scrumptious garment—palatial, as one might say, but costly.
Then they had a most scrumptious meal, by Bettys report at home.
We had a scrumptious feed that night, beefsteaks and eggs, fresh butter and milk, things we hadn't smelt for months.
If it do prove to be scrumptious they will be so much er it.
Speaking of dolls, I wish you could see the scrumptious little ladies that have been sold here this week.
Some of the females are quite petite and, as the Americans have it,'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.
Excellent; superior; luxurious: What a scrumptious dessert!
[1836+; perhaps a humorous alteration of sumptuous]