Scrumdiddlyumptious

December 29, 2022

Scrumdiddlyumptious/adjective/scrum-did-dly-ump-tious

Scrumdiddlyumptious means incredibly scrumptious, extremely tasty, or even unusually delicious. The adjective is usually used to describe food, especially in reference to the taste.

Etymology

Scrumdiddlyumptious is a word that was invented by famed children's author Roald Dahl from his novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The term soon entered popular usage and became a common way of describing very delicious food. Eventually, in 2016, to celebrate Dahl on what would have been his hundredth birthday, the Oxford English Dictionary included it in its quarterly update, making it an official part of the English language. In fact, the Oxford University Press put out a whole dictionary of words that Roald Dahl created or made famous.

In a Sentence

  1. I don't know which order to choose; they all look so scrumdiddlyumptious!
  2. That was such an incredible meal, the only word I can find to adequately describe it is scrumdiddlyumptious.
  3. That three-layer dessert certainly was scrumdiddlyumptious.

Synonyms

delectable, yummy

Antonyms

distasteful, disgusting

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