scrump
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈskɹʌmp/
Noun

scrump (plural scrumps)

  1. (dialectal) Anything small or undersized.
  2. (dialectal, by extension) A withered, shrivelled, or undergrown person.
  3. (dialectal) A small apple.
Verb

scrump (scrumps, present participle scrumping; past and past participle scrumped)

  1. (dialectal) To gather windfalls or small apples left on trees.
  2. To steal fruit, especially apples, from a garden or orchard.
    • Edward Bond (1994) Edward Bond Letters, volume 1, page 180
      (we've all seen trees, and arent Adam and Eve condemned for having gone scrumping?; interestingly a great philosopher recalled Saint Augustine spent a lot of his long life being racked with guilt for having gone scrumping for some pears when he was a boy! ...)
    • Caradog Prichard (1997)  ‎Philip Mitchell, transl., One Moonlit Night, page 18
      I told myself I'd never scrump gooseberries again, or go scrumping apples with Huw and Moi ...
  3. (dialectal) To pinch, stint; to beat down in price.



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