bubblegum

adjective
bub·​ble·​gum | \ ˈbə-bəl-ˌgəm How to pronounce bubblegum (audio) \

Definition of bubblegum

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: appealing to or characteristic of preteens or adolescents bubblegum fashions

bubble gum

noun

Definition of bubble gum (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a chewing gum that can be blown into large bubbles
2 usually bubblegum \ ˈbə-​bəl-​ˌgəm How to pronounce bubblegum (audio) \ : rock music having simple repetitive phrasings and intended especially for young teenagers

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Destiny's Child, TLC, and the Spice Girls included—and the solo female acts who forged a path in their field: from bubblegum pop greats to powerhouse experimental and R&B acts like Björk and Lauryn Hill. Lori Keong, Marie Claire, "50 Quintessential '90s Songs That Will Give You Major Nostalgia," 26 July 2019 Glittery, shimmery body gels and highlighting potions are making their comeback, but not in a 1990’s bubblegum pop kind of way. Jesa Marie Calaor, Allure, "The 12 Best Body Highlighters and Bronzers to Make Your Skin Shine Bright Like a Diamond," 13 Sep. 2018 Glittery, shimmery body gels and highlighting potions are making their comeback, but not in a 1990’s bubblegum pop kind of way. Jesa Marie Calaor, Allure, "The 12 Best Body Highlighters and Bronzers to Make Your Skin Shine Bright Like a Diamond," 13 Sep. 2018 Glittery, shimmery body gels and highlighting potions are making their comeback, but not in a 1990’s bubblegum pop kind of way. Jesa Marie Calaor, Allure, "The 12 Best Body Highlighters and Bronzers to Make Your Skin Shine Bright Like a Diamond," 13 Sep. 2018 Hues featured in the launch include the bright, bubblegum pink of Love Potion, a deep blue appropriately titled Royal, a golden glitter called Quartz, and the intense yellow shimmer of Slay. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Cosmetics Announced the Arrival of Eyeshadow Singles," 7 Sep. 2018 Glittery, shimmery body gels and highlighting potions are making their comeback, but not in a 1990’s bubblegum pop kind of way. Jesa Marie Calaor, Allure, "The 12 Best Body Highlighters and Bronzers to Make Your Skin Shine Bright Like a Diamond," 13 Sep. 2018 Glittery, shimmery body gels and highlighting potions are making their comeback, but not in a 1990’s bubblegum pop kind of way. Jesa Marie Calaor, Allure, "The 12 Best Body Highlighters and Bronzers to Make Your Skin Shine Bright Like a Diamond," 13 Sep. 2018 Glittery, shimmery body gels and highlighting potions are making their comeback, but not in a 1990’s bubblegum pop kind of way. Jesa Marie Calaor, Allure, "The 12 Best Body Highlighters and Bronzers to Make Your Skin Shine Bright Like a Diamond," 13 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

This shaky line, held together by bubble gum and duct tape, allowed UCF to record six tackles for loss and six quarterback hurries. C.j. Peterson, The Mercury News, "Takeaways from Stanford’s 45-27 loss to 17th-ranked UCF," 14 Sep. 2019 The initial flavor you experience is not mustard, but sweet hints of cotton candy and bubble gum ice cream. Shay Spence, PEOPLE.com, "French's Created a Mustard-Flavored Ice Cream and We Reluctantly Tasted It," 31 July 2019 In his later years, Bouton struck it rich by helping to invent Big League Chew, the bubble gum packaged to look like the chewing tobacco seen in most ballplayers' mouths. Alex Johnson, NBC News, "Jim Bouton, Yankees pitcher whose 'Ball Four' blew the whistle on baseball, dies at 80," 11 July 2019 General manager Jerry Smith oversees a crew that produces a thousand gallons of ice cream weekly, some 300 3-gallon tubs in 46 flavors, everything from bubble gum to Grape Nuts. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "SummerTimeOut: At Jaxson’s Ice Cream, cool things come to those who wait," 16 July 2019 Other festivities include a parade at 10:30 a.m., vendors, live music, watermelon eating contest, bubble gum blowing contest and more. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "It's the Fourth of July. Here's 26 fireworks shows, events where you can celebrate today," 4 July 2019 Bears can be lured from as far away as five miles by nothing more than a hand sanitizer, a French fry or a stick of bubble gum, Clay said. Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post, "Independence Day campers beware: Bears can smell your fruity hand sanitizer five miles away," 2 July 2019 The Starbucks Dragon Drink adds a hue to the spectrum: a bright bubble gum pink, the color of the Barbie Dreamhouse. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, "The new Starbucks dragonfruit drink tastes like — oh, who cares? It’s pink!," 18 June 2019 The Starbucks Dragon Drink adds a hue to the spectrum: a bright bubble gum pink, the color of the Barbie Dreamhouse. Maura Judkis, The Know, "The new Starbucks dragonfruit drink tastes like — oh, who cares? It’s pink!," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of bubblegum

Adjective

1969, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1937, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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bubble gum

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bubble gum

: a type of gum that you chew and that can be blown into large bubbles

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