scrump

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'Scrumpers'
Henry Towneley Green
(1867)

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scrump ‎(third-person singular simple present scrumps, present participle scrumping, simple past and past participle scrumped)

  1. To steal fruit, especially apples, from a garden or orchard.
    • 1994, Edward Bond, Edward Bond Letters: Vol 1, page 180
      (we've all seen trees, and arent Adam and Eve condemned for having gone scrumping?; interestingly a great philosopher recalled Saint Augustine spent a lot of his long life being racked with guilt for having gone scrumping for some pears when he was a boy!...)
    • 1997, Caradog Prichard, ‎Philip Mitchell, One Moonlit Night - Page 18
      I told myself I'd never scrump gooseberries again, or go scrumping apples with Huw and Moi []

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