scrumptious

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Etymology[edit]

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".[1] In the sense of "delicious" – from 1881.

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scrumptious (comparative more scrumptious, superlative most scrumptious)

  1. Delicious; delectable
    What a scrumptious treat!

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  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")