Green’s Dictionary of Slang

lummy adj.

[Yorks. dial.]

1. of individuals, attractive, intelligent.

[UK]Dickens Oliver Twist (1966) 390: To think of Jack Dawkins – lummy jack – the Dodger – the Artful Dodger – going abroad for a common two-penny-halfpenny sneeze-box!
[UK]Dickens Martin Chuzzlewit (1995) 216: Lummy Ned of the Light Salisbury, he was the one for musical talents.
[UK]D. Stewart Shadows of the Night in Illus. Police News 15 June 12/1: ‘Miss Phoebe is no kid — she’s a big, lummy girl now! Such a beauty!’.
[US]Monteleone Criminal Sl. (rev. edn) 149: lummy An attractive female.

2. of inanimate objects, sensation, excellent, first-rate; thus lummy lick, a delicious mouthful; lumminess, pleasant things.

[UK]Swell’s Night Guide 59: Hang me up high! a lummy pitch. This ere Brighton’s a slashing walk of trade. Right as a jemmy! – mizzle’s the word.
[UK]A. Smith Idler upon Town 112: Oh my! vot a lummy tile.
[UK]Man of Pleasure’s Illus. Pocket-book n.p.: By this lummy dodge the prima donna cops the swells as they return from business in town.
[UK]Hotten Dict. of Modern Sl. etc. (2nd edn).
[UK] ‘’Arry on His ’Oliday’ in Punch 13 Oct. 161/1: The ‘bitter’ round here is just lummy, and as for their soda-and-B, / It’s ekal to ‘fiz,’ and no error.
[UK] ‘’Arry at the Royal Evening Fête’ in Punch 28 July 38/1: London’s gettin’ more lummy each day; there’s sech oshuns to see and enjoy!
[UK] ‘’Arry on the ’Oliday Season’ in Punch 16 Aug. 74/1: ’Ardly know which is lummiest, swelp me! It’s nuts to ’ook on to a swell.
[UK] ‘’Arry on Spring-Time and Sport’ in Punch 18 Apr. 184/3: In the Spring [...] youngmen’s fancies do seem on the turn / to love and to general lumminess.
[UK]D. Stewart Vultures of the City in Illus. Police News 8 Dec. 12/3: ‘Perhaps we shall meet again at one of those lummy hotels what is sittiwated at Portland and Wormwood Scrubbs’.
[UK]D. Stewart Tragedy of White House in Illus. Police News 13 Aug. 12/2: ‘Beautiful lummy new loaves of brown bread’.