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Examples of scrumptious in a Sentence
baked a scrumptious chocolate cake
Recent Examples of scrumptious from the Web
Warm crimini and morel mushrooms were salty, garlicky, and scrumptious, especially mixed with an order of coconut sticky rice.
For a peaceful picnic, pick up a layered tofu supreme at the scrumptious Kung Food Deli and walk down El Prado into Balboa Park.
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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
perhaps alteration of sumptuous
First Known Use: 1830See Words from the same year
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Definition of scrumptious for English Language Learners
: very pleasant to taste
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