scrumptious

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably an alteration of sumptuous. First noted in 1836, and originally meant "picky, fastidious" or "stylish, splendid": for example, a 1864 dictionary of slang defines it as "nice, particular, beautiful".[1] In the sense of "delicious" – from 1881.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈskɹʌmp.ʃəs/
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AdjectiveEdit

scrumptious (comparative more scrumptious, superlative most scrumptious)

  1. (informal) Delicious; delectable.
    What a scrumptious treat!
  2. (informal, obsolete) Picky; fastidious.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The slang dictionary: or, The vulgar words, street phrases, and "fast" expressions of high and low society. Many with their etymology, and a few with their history traced. J.C. Hotten, 1864. (Google books: page 223 contains "scrumptious")