Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
SCRUMP, v.1, n. Also skrump and by conflation with Scruif, scrumf, scramph, scrunf. Deriv. scrumple, skr-. [skrʌmp]
I. v. To make or become crisp, dry and brittle, esp. of bread in baking (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 164, skrump(le)). Hence skrumpie, scrump(l)it, baked hard and crisp (Fif. 1825 Jam., scrumplit; Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 164; Bnff., Abd. 1969). Also in Eng. dial.
Abd. 1867 A. Allardyce Goodwife 12:
An' fan soor scones were nott at Yeel, Or scrumpit bannocks free.
II. n. Anything crisp and hard, esp. of bread (Gregor, skrump(le)). Also in Eng. dial.; a crust, superficial hard layer (Abd. 1931 Abd. Press and Jnl. (11 Feb.), scrumf; Bnff. 1969).
Abd. 1951 Buchan Observer (31 July):
If the neeps be kept clear of weeds and have the “scramph”, or crust of soil on the drills, duly broken. Bnff. 1966 :
I've seen them harra in the snaa tae brak the hard scrump tae lat it melt or they got the seed sawn.
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