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Examples of scrumptious in a Sentence
baked a scrumptious chocolate cake
Recent Examples of scrumptious from the Web
Their frozen food is some of the most scrumptious around, and much of it is good for you, too!
While this is not a kids' restaurant per se, the kitchen did a wonderful job accommodating a youngster with us on one visit, allowing for a half-portion of a scrumptious Bolognese dish.
Invasive Asiatic carp and tilapia, introduced by the government to increase food security in underserved communities, have now supplanted the axolotl as the top predators, and are known for picking off the scrumptious juveniles.
Fair warning, the tastes are powerful, so don't be surprised when the scrumptious combination is both sweet and salty.
Shompole also offers scrumptious meals cooked by local Masai chefs.
Tasty dips, scrumptious spreads, and easy to grab to finger foods are perfect for holiday entertaining.
While ridiculously decadent, this dish is perfectly balanced, well-constructed and absolutely scrumptious.
For those who aren’t able to partake in the scrumptious autumnal banana breads without suffering an allergic reaction, find your bliss at the Gluten-Free Allergy Food Fest.
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Did You Know?
First appearing in English in 1830, "scrumptious" is a mouth-watering word that is used to describe what is delightful and delectable. It probably originated as an alteration of "sumptuous," and it carries the elegant and wonderful connotations of its parent. (Sumptuous derives via Middle English from the Latin verb sumere, meaning "to take or spend.") British author Roald Dahl had some fun with "scrumptious," and created a delightful coinage, when he inserted the infix "-diddly-" into the word to make "scrumdiddlyumptious," the word that chocolate magnate Willy Wonka uses to name his best-selling treats in his novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964).
Origin and Etymology of scrumptious
First Known Use: 1830See Words from the same year
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