scrumptious

[ skruhmp-shuh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF scrumptious
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I will just tie back your gorgeous, scrumptious hair with this ribbon, now.

Oh, if I could only get a deer this day,” thought he, “how scrumptious it would be!

That was the most scrumptious lunch Ive had in a month of Sundays.

Oh, they're scrumptious people, and I expect they will stay all summer.

Oh, Miss Allen, that cider of your'n must be scrumptious stuff.

Then they had a most scrumptious meal, by Bettys report at home.

If it do prove to be scrumptious they will be so much er it.

"Billy writes your lunches are 'scrumptious,'" ran her mother's letter.

Some of the females are quite petite and, as the Americans have it,'scrumptious.'

Probably the lumber-yard isn't as scrumptious as all these Greek temples.

WORD ORIGIN

1833, in countrified humor writing of "Major Jack Downing" of Maine (Seba Smith); probably a colloquial alteration of sumptuous. Originally "stylish, splendid;" sense of "delicious" is by 1881. Related: Scrumptiously; scrumptiousness.

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