Definition of Scrump

1. Verb. To steal fruit, especially apples, from a garden or orchard. ¹



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Definition of Scrump

1. to gather windfalls illegally [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scrump

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scrummage
scrummaged
scrummager
scrummagers
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scrummaging machine
scrummaging machines
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scrummier
scrummiest
scrumminess
scrumming
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scrump (current term)
scrumped
scrumpies
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scrumptious
scrumptiously
scrumptiousness
scrumpy
scrums

Literary usage of Scrump

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1. A Glossary of Words Used in the County of Wiltshire by George Edward Dartnell, Edward Hungerford Goddard (1893)
"scrump. (i) «. A very dried up bit of anything (S.), as toast or roast meat ... Don't scrump up your mouth like that!' ie squeeze it up in making a face. ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1884)
"scrump.—To bite with a noise. " That ther yent the waay to yet lollipops, e' should zuck 'um an' not scrump 'um. ..."

3. The English Dialect Grammar: Comprising the Dialects of England, of the by Joseph Wright (1905)
"... a weakly child Nhp. beside croot; scrump to crunch Sc. War. Glo. Oxf. Brks. Bdf. Hmp. IW sw.Cy. beside crump ; scrump to shrink, shrivel Yks. Nhp. War. ..."

4. A Glossary of Berkshire Words and Phrases by Barzillai Lowsley, Job Lowsley (1888)
"scrump.—To bite with a noise. " That ther yent the waay to yet lollipops, e' should zuck 'um an1 not scrump 'urn. ..."

5. A Glossary of Dialect & Archaic Words Used in the County of Gloucester by John Drummond Robertson (1890)
"To crush or crowd together ; shove. [General.] SCRUB, sb. Shrub. [Huntley.] scrump. vb. To eat ravenously. " The pegs did scrump it into "em. ..."

6. A General Dictionary of Provincialisms by William Holloway (1840)
"In Hampshire we use the verb " To scrump," and the substantive " scrump- ling," corruptions of the above, all of which as Mr Forby says, are derived from ..."

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