gumball

noun
gum·​ball | \ ˈgəm-ˌbȯl How to pronounce gumball (audio) \
plural gumballs

Definition of gumball

: a ball of chewing gum in a candied shell Ah, the gumball machine. That tempting, rainbow-hued orb of treats that lurks outside every supermarket, dry cleaner and amusement park in America. Just a quarter gets you a sweet treat to bubble and stretch as you please, but how long has that gumball been sitting there?— Melissa Kravitz

First Known Use of gumball

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gumball was in 1855

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“Gumball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gumball. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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