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(of food) extremely tasty; delicious: a scrumptious chocolate tart.
• (of a person) very attractive: he is simply the most scrumptious thing on two legs.
informal scrumptious desserts: DELICIOUS, delectable, mouthwatering, tasty, appetizing, rich, savory, flavorful, toothsome; succulent, luscious; informal yummy, lip-smacking, finger-licking, melt-in-your/the-mouth, nummy. ANTONYMS unpalatable.
mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
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verb [with object]
raise (one's shoulders) and bend the top of one's body forward: he thrust his hands in his pockets, hunching his shoulders | [no object] : he hunched over his glass.
• [no object] bend one's body into a huddled position: I hunched up as small as I could.
• shove or push; nudge: she hunched me and winked.
1 a feeling or guess based on intuition rather than known facts: she was acting on a hunch.
2 a humped position or thing: the hunch of his back.
3 dialect a thick piece; a hunk: a hunch of bread.
1 he hunched his shoulders: ARCH, curve, hump, bend, bow. ANTONYMS straighten.
2 I hunched up as small as I could: CROUCH, huddle, curl; hunker down, bend, stoop, slouch, squat, duck. ANTONYMS stretch (out).
1 the hunch on his back: PROTUBERANCE, hump, lump, bump, knob, protrusion, prominence, bulge, swelling; growth, outgrowth.
2 my hunch is that he'll be back: FEELING, feeling in one's bones, guess, suspicion, impression, conjecture, inkling, idea, sense, notion, fancy, intuition, premonition, presentiment; informal gut feeling, gut instinct.
late 15th century: of unknown origin. The original meaning was ‘push, shove’ (noun and verb), a sense retained now in Scots as a noun, and in US dialect as a verb. Sense 1 of the noun derives probably from a US sense of the verb ‘nudge someone in order to draw attention to something’.