Definition of scrumptious in English:



  • 1(of food) extremely tasty; delicious.

    ‘a scrumptious chocolate tart’
    • ‘Hope always seems to spring eternal in this perfectly-sized college town, which boasts great weather, lively music and scrumptious food.’
    • ‘Combine kiwis in a fruit salad with scrumptious strawberries (which were reputed to contain a love potion by medieval gardeners) and see what happens!’
    • ‘They eat the pasta noodles with scrumptious apples, oranges, and chopped carrots.’
    • ‘You can never go wrong by serving chocolate chip cookies - they work as well in a scrumptious dessert with ice cream as a school lunchbox.’
    • ‘Katrina had already dug her way through the table and was lavishly plundering the scrumptious food before us.’
    • ‘It was a wonderful space to explode into music and the food was scrumptious; good winter food.’
    • ‘Refuelling at lunchtime consisted of rounds of scrumptious sandwiches and cake, with tea and coffee on tap.’
    • ‘Instead of celebrating this joyous time of the year with scrumptious food, sweets and gifts, they remain in their shacks, treating it like just another day.’
    • ‘Around 35 children from four to 11 years of age participated in making scrumptious cheese pizzas and learning how to eat them using cutlery.’
    • ‘The food was scrumptious and the band, Highway 66, created the party mood.’
    • ‘Head chef Craig Rushworth has conjured up a menu full of scrumptious food that is almost impossible to choose from.’
    • ‘The class was fun, the people were great, and the food was scrumptious.’
    • ‘The Buttery in Glasgow will be especially missed - all warm glows and scrumptious food.’
    • ‘Today, though, we had Sunday lunch at the hotel in the village, and I had the most scrumptious pasta dish.’
    • ‘A sight of a scrumptious slice of cake or temptation-laced chocolate is enough to veer away the most enthusiastic fitness freak.’
    • ‘All of these scrumptious dishes are low fat, protein-rich versions of high-fat comfort foods, so go ahead and indulge without guilt!’
    • ‘It consisted of an excellent party with the most scrumptious food, fruit and minerals, tea and all sorts of goodies served.’
    • ‘The steak and kidney pie, an old-time scrumptious dish which has not lost its popularity, is there along with the Lamb Cutlets Reform.’
    • ‘As we prepared to leave, the waitress brought what looked like a scrumptious strawberry cheesecake to another couple next to us.’
    • ‘Both vegetarian and non vegetarian pizzas are absolutely scrumptious.’
    delicious, gorgeous, tasty, good, mouth-watering, appetizing, inviting, palatable, delectable, delightful, succulent, rich, sweet, choice, dainty, savoury, flavoursome, flavourful, piquant, luscious, toothsome
    delish, scrummy, yummy, yum-yum
    finger-licking, nummy
    ambrosian, nectareous, nectarean
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    1. 1.1(of a person) very attractive.
      ‘he is simply the most scrumptious thing on two legs’
      • ‘And, of course, there is Carol Vorderman who doesn't look bad from any angle, but lying on a sofa in a tight Donna Karan outfit and spiked boots she is positively scrumptious.’
      • ‘You gotta give it to Will Smith - he knows how to make a summer blockbuster… and he's just scrumptious in that nude shower scene.’
      • ‘In downtown black, by turns diffident, mischievous, impulsive, even arrogant, she's scrumptious, and the sheep aren't.’


Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.