noun[mass noun] British
- Rough strong cider, especially as made in the West Country of England.More 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'.