from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Splendid; delectable: "Normandy . . . where the bosky landscape is enchanting [and the pen] inadequate to describe the scrumptious food and wine” ( Daily Telegraph). See Synonyms at delicious.

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  • adj. Delicious; delectable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Nice; particular; fastidious; excellent; fine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fine; nice; particular; fastidious.
  • Delightful; first-rate: as, scrumptious weather.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. extremely pleasing to the sense of taste


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Perhaps alteration of sumptuous.

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Probably an alteration of sumptuous. First noted in 1836. Originally meant "stylish, splendid". For example, a 1864 dictionary of slang lists the meanings of "nice, particular, beautiful". In the sense of "delicious" - from 1881.


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