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rubbery

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adjective rub·bery \ˈrə-b(ə-)rē\

Simple Definition of rubbery

  • : similar to rubber

  • of legs or knees : bending like rubber : weak, shaky, and unstable

Full Definition of rubbery

  1. :  resembling rubber (as in elasticity, consistency, or texture) <rubbery legs> <rubbery cheese>

Examples of rubbery

  1. The hard-boiled eggs were tough and rubbery.

  2. Her legs were rubbery when she stepped off the roller coaster.



1907

First Known Use of rubbery

1907


RUBBERY Defined for Kids

rubbery

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adjective rub·bery \ˈrə-bə-rē\

Definition of rubbery

  1. :  weak, shaky, and unstable <After getting off the roller coaster, my legs felt rubbery.>





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