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 bubble gum (audio) \ : rock music having simple repetitive phrasings and intended especially for young teenagers

Examples of bubblegum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The artist transformed the actress into a pop-art icon by giving her a bubblegum-pink face, ruby lips and blue eye shadow set against a sage-blue background. Kelly Crow, WSJ, 10 May 2022 The artist transformed the actress into a pop-art icon by giving her a bubblegum-pink face, ruby lips and blue eye shadow set against a sage-blue background. Kelly Crow, WSJ, 10 May 2022 The artist transformed the actress into a pop-art icon by giving her a bubblegum-pink face, ruby lips and blue eye shadow set against a sage-blue background. Kelly Crow, WSJ, 10 May 2022 From Dame Helen Mirren debuting a bubblegum-pink pixie crop in 2019 to Bella Hadid's sculptural necklace and couture ball gown by Schiaparelli in 2021, scroll for a definitive look back at the festival's most memorable fashion moments. Leah Dolan, CNN, 13 May 2022 The artist transformed the actress into a pop-art icon by giving her a bubblegum-pink face, ruby lips and blue eye shadow set against a sage-blue background. Kelly Crow, WSJ, 10 May 2022 The artist transformed the actress into a pop-art icon by giving her a bubblegum-pink face, ruby lips and blue eye shadow set against a sage-blue background. Kelly Crow, WSJ, 21 Mar. 2022 Cardi is wearing the tights in a steel-blue color, while Carolina has on a bubblegum-pink version. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 19 Jan. 2022 Despite some previous success in Canada with more bubblegum-minded material, Morissette was largely unknown and an unsure bet as a global figure. Eric Frankenberg, Billboard, 21 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Some in parkas are communing with a walrus, some are chewing bubble gum. New York Times, 1 June 2022 There's a reception desk manned by young friendly staff to the right and lobby lounge/coworking space in the back, and a sitting area with a bubble gum pink sofa that segues into a bar and restaurant area to the left. Rooksana Hossenally, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 And what's more nostalgic than bubble gum pink candy? ELLE, 30 Sep. 2016 Ishizu posted a video to her Instagram on March 13 of Lizzo showing off her bubble gum-hued nails. Sara Miranda, Allure, 17 Mar. 2022 That means no one, including manager Terry Francona, is going to be caught short on bubble gum or other essentials. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 10 Mar. 2022 The album, elaborately produced by Todd Rundgren, mingled hard-rock power chords, 1950s-style bubble gum and flashes of disco beats in songs that unfolded in multipart suites; the title track stretches nearly 10 minutes. New York Times, 21 Jan. 2022 Dolce&Gabbana's puffer coats and matching trousers make the Michelin man look slim, in bubble gum pink or scrawled with the season’s graffiti print. Colleen Barry, ajc, 15 Jan. 2022 Topps also has a confectionary business (which produces candy like Bazooka bubble gum and Ring Pop), which is not part of the sale. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

23 Jun 2022

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“Bubblegum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bubblegum. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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