‘Scooby snack’ is added to the Oxford English Dictionary

Fun Lovin’ Criminals are naturally delighted

The phrase “Scooby snacks” has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, 21 years after Fun Lovin’ Criminals had a hit with the song of the same name.

Scooby snacks were used in Scooby-Doo as treats for both Scooby and Shaggy. It eventually became a licenced brand of cookies in the US and soon entered American slang as a name for Valium because Scooby snacks were addictive in the cartoon.

Fun Lovin’ Crimnals tweeted their delight that the term had entered the OED, saying simply “Ah jeah! Love you back.”



Scooby snacks is one of just over 1,000 new words to be added to the dictionary, along with glamping, listicle, deffo, bovvered, power couple and stupid o’clock.

Oxford English Dictionary compiler Jonathan Dent said that the first example of ‘glamping’ was recorded in 2005, while bovvered actually dates back to 1871.

Since releasing ‘Scooby Snacks’ in 1995, Fun Lovin’ Criminals have released six albums, most recently ‘Classic Fantastic’ in 2010. Singer Huey Morgan is now also a DJ on 6 Music.

The trio are in the middle of festival appearances, and will play T In The Park, Jurassic Fields, The Big Park, Pennfest, Y Not, Party In The Paddock, Boomtown Fair, Ramsbottom and Looe Music festivals.