chewing gum


: a sweetened and flavored insoluble plastic material (such as a preparation of chicle) used for chewing

Examples of chewing gum in a Sentence

a piece of chewing gum
Recent Examples on the Web An Oregon man has been found guilty in the 1980 murder of a college student after police linked him to the case with the help of genetic genealogy and chewing gum, reviving a decades-old cold case, authorities said. Thao Nguyen, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2024 Life An ancient piece of chewing gum offers surprising insights into the human genome All this from a wad of gum? Life Humans are exposed to 44 times as much BPA as previously assumed A new method of measuring human exposure to the potentially toxic chemical calls into question regulatory policy. Big Think, 24 June 2024 As his name was called ahead of the 2021 MLB All-Star Game in Denver, the Royals captain blew a gigantic bubble from his chewing gum. Jaylon Thompson, Kansas City Star, 20 June 2024 On the morning of June 26, 1974, an unremarkable pack of chewing gum in Ohio made history. Kovie Biakolo, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for chewing gum 

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chewing gum was in 1850

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“Chewing gum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

chewing gum

: a sweetened and flavored soft material (as of chicle) used for chewing

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