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 On Friday morning—as Weinstein looked on, chewing gum—the jurors watched a reenactment by court aides of Sciorra’s testimony. Melissa Chan, Time, "Harvey Weinstein Jury Indicates Split on Most Serious Charges as Deliberations Continue," 21 Feb. 2020 Yup, like chewing gum or breathing through my nose isn't gonna cure my brain chemical imbalance. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Twitter is Really Mad at Jake Paul For Saying "Anxiety is Created By You"," 18 Feb. 2020 Weinstein, appearing to chew gum, watched the testimony quietly as the seven-man, five-woman jury listened intently and took notes. Melissa Chan, Time, "In Harvey Weinstein Trial, Drama Gives Way to Lesson on 'Rape Myths'," 24 Jan. 2020 This includes hard candy, chewing gum and lollipops. Laura Daily, Washington Post, "Halloween costs can be scary. Here are smart and creative ways to save.," 24 Sep. 2019 Two months after testifying, Jerome Allen stands near center court at the Celtics' practice facility, chewing gum and wearing a black tracksuit. Ben Baskin,, "Breaking Bad: The False Step and Downfall of Penn Legend Jerome Allen," 11 July 2019 Fineable faux-pas include chewing gum and reading newspapers in the dealing area. David Hodari, Joe Wallace, WSJ, "Hey Traders, It’s 2019—No More Drinking on the Job," 14 June 2019 Recently, the genome of a young girl in modern Denmark was sequenced from a 5,700-year-old piece of birch tar used as chewing gum, which also contained her mouth microbes and bits of food from one of her last meals. Jay Bennett, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Top Ten Scientific Discoveries of the Decade," 6 May 2012 The Universal Product Code made its official debut in 1974 when a scanner registered 67 cents for a 10-pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit chewing gum at a Marsh supermarket in Troy, Ohio., "His death was confirmed by his son Craig.," 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of chewing gum

1850, in the meaning defined above

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5 Mar 2020

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“Chewing gum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of chewing gum

: a type of soft candy that you chew on but do not swallow

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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