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A word coined by Saturday Night Live comedian Will Ferrell when doing an impression of The Actors Studio host James Lipton, in order to describe the performance of actor Charles Nelson Reilly on the Match Game. Perhaps influenced by scrumptious and -escent.


scrumtrulescent (comparative more scrumtrulescent, superlative most scrumtrulescent)

  1. (slang, US, rare) Transcendent and fantastic beyond description.
    • 2012, Liz Gutman, Jen King, The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook, →ISBN:
      We don't like to get political with our cakes; we just get scrumtrulescent.
    • 2014, Wolfgang Herrndorf, Why We Took the Car[1], page 110:
      When we were finished, Tschick pushed his empty bowl away with both hands and, in the woman's direction, said that it had been a scrumtrulescent meal.
    • 2015, Grayer Vaughan, The Vaughan Chronicles: Burning Blossom[2], page 35:
      Needless to say, all it took was one whiff of her Magnolia scent and I was hooked like a hhoneybee[sic] to a flower. She was so scrumtrulescent.