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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
Historical Examples
  • "Billy writes your lunches are 'scrumptious,'" ran her mother's letter.

    The Mary Frances Cook Book Jane Earye Fryer
  • Oh, if I could only get a deer this day,” thought he, “how scrumptious it would be!

    Silver Lake R.M. Ballantyne
  • Oh, they're scrumptious people, and I expect they will stay all summer.

    The Dorrance Domain Carolyn Wells
  • 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.

    Phemie Frost's Experiences Ann S. Stephens
  • Then they had a most scrumptious meal, by Bettys report at home.

    Betty Lee, Sophomore David Goodger (
  • We had a scrumptious feed that night, beefsteaks and eggs, fresh butter and milk, things we hadn't smelt for months.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • 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.

    Phemie Frost's Experiences Ann S. Stephens
  • Some of the females are quite petite and, as the Americans have it,'scrumptious.'

    Remarks Bill Nye
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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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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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