gumball

noun gum·ball \ ˈgəm-ˌbȯl \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of gumball

plural gumballs
: 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

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