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
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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 26 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

chewing gum

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

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