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scrumptious

[skruhmp-shuh s] /ˈskrʌmp ʃəs/
adjective
1.
very pleasing, especially to the senses; delectable; splendid:
a scrumptious casserole; a scrumptious satin gown.
Origin of scrumptious
1820-1830
1820-30; perhaps alteration of sumptuous
Related forms
scrumptiously, adverb
scrumptiousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for scrumptious

scrumptious

/ˈskrʌmpʃəs/
adjective
1.
(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
adj.

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

scrumptious

adjective

Excellent; superior; luxurious: What a scrumptious dessert!

[1836+; perhaps a humorous alteration of sumptuous]


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