Definition of scrumpy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskrʌmpi/


[mass noun] British
Rough strong cider, especially as made in the West Country of England.
Example sentences
  • You might land in Alloa just as the Real Ale Festival kicks off and be faced with over 40 real ales plus scrumpy and wine, the perfect antidote to a hard day's walking.
  • They are shy, mostly, though you'd not think so on a scrumpy [rough apple cider] night when things can get rather lively and rumbustious.
  • I risked a pint of Old Rosie, scrumpy cider twice the strength of normal beer!


Early 20th century: from dialect scrump 'withered apple'.

Words that rhyme with scrumpy

bumpy, clumpy, dumpy, frumpy, grumpy, humpy, jumpy, lumpy, plumpy, rumpy-pumpy, stumpy

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