From the word “scrimp” to meaning fastidious, to stylish, to a word of praise and, in food, deliciousness. The adverb “scrumptiously” is attested from the 1800s. I had rather wished that it was a word unique to Gollum, who uses it in an extraordinary blend of odd, alien, ridiculous, word-playful, and cannibalistically horrifying.
- 05.048 Is it scrumptiously crunchable?
“scrumptious, adj.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 1 June 2015.
“scrumptiously, adv.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2015. Web. 1 June 2015.