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 And polysorbate 80 is ubiquitous in the typical American diet, found in chewing gum, ice cream, puddings and other foods. Erika Edwards, NBC News, "Do you a need test to tell you if you're allergic to the Covid vaccine before getting it?," 5 Apr. 2021 To get the most out of the device, Astell&Kern designed a complex and highly integrated circuit that’s no bigger than a pack of chewing gum. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, "This Tiny DAC Upgrades The Sound Of Smartphones And Can Use Wired Headphones," 18 Mar. 2021 The restaurant is located at the Wrigley Mansion, which was constructed in 1932 by chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. as a gift for his wife, Ada. Lauren Saria, The Arizona Republic, "What to expect at highly anticipated new restaurant Christopher's at the Wrigley Mansion," 17 Mar. 2021 Julian spent hard days in that holler, fixing things with chewing gum and string, so to speak, while his children played on the grounds. Chanslor Gallenstein, National Review, "Recovering a Family Legacy, and a World-Class Bourbon," 27 Feb. 2021 As his story goes, Mr. Kilar, the fourth of six children, was wowed by the company’s attention to detail, from the pristine landscaping to the lack of chewing gum on the sidewalk. New York Times, "WarnerMedia Chief Has Become a Movie Villain to Some in Hollywood," 13 Dec. 2020 So there's a real sense the American public wants the government to be walking and chewing gum at the same time right now. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "Environmental policy is labor policy, and Biden must make that clear," 10 Dec. 2020 A few years ago, Klyde Warren was fighting a failing battle with spit-out chewing gum splotching the white pavers that serve as sidewalks. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, "‘Every park needs a Nancy Best’: Philanthropist funding Dallas ‘super fountain’ doesn’t donate and walk away," 4 Dec. 2020 As The Verge has reported, the company previously made chewing gum and caffeinated waterfor ... gaming. Josh Rivera, USA TODAY, "A gamer's credit card needs to light up, there's no other way," 7 Oct. 2020

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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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19 Apr 2021

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“Chewing gum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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chewing gum


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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