- very pleasing, especially to the senses; delectable; splendid: a scrumptious casserole; a scrumptious satin gown.
- informal very pleasing; delicious
adj.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.