chewing gum


Definition of 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 According to the lawsuit, the police routinely offer people who are being questioned about a crime a beverage, a cigarette or chewing gum and then collect DNA from the items. CBS News, 7 May 2022 The promotion was so successful Wrigley soon switched to selling baking powder, including two free packs of chewing gum with each order. Gregg Opelka, WSJ, 18 May 2022 After all, Warren Buffett sold chewing gum to his classmates at six years old and Richard Branson founded a magazine in his teens. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 14 May 2022 The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max is slightly larger than a packet of chewing gum and can either plug directly into one of the TV’s HDMI ports or one of the spare ports on a soundbar. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 8 May 2022 It is often used in toothpaste and serves as a sugar substitute in products such as chewing gum and sugar-free desserts. Bayliss Wagner, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2022 The angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) protein, which is present on the surface of many human cells, can be mixed into chewing gum. Abdullah Iqbal, Scientific American, 24 Feb. 2022 Cronin had dropped his first two games against Stanford since arriving at UCLA, both losses the kind that stick with you like chewing gum on the bottom of sneakers. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 29 Jan. 2022 Tornante and Madison Dearborn are holding on to Topps' candy and gift card businesses and rebranding as the Bazooka Companies after the company's famous chewing gum. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 4 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of chewing gum

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chewing gum was in 1850

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30 Jun 2022

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“Chewing gum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for chewing gum

chewing gum

chew·​ing gum | \ ˈchü-iŋ- \

Kids Definition of chewing gum

: a sweetened and flavored soft material (as of chicle) that is chewed but not swallowed

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