gum·​drop | \ ˈgəm-ˌdräp How to pronounce gumdrop (audio) \

Definition of gumdrop

: a sugar-coated candy made usually from corn syrup with gelatin or gum arabic

Examples of gumdrop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My baby niece iris .. scroll through and whiteness the most squishy cute gumdrop ever!! Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Hailey Baldwin And Justin Bieber Wore Matching Face Masks to Meet Their New Niece," 24 Aug. 2020 Now, the concept is having a resurgence across the country, including in Denver, where Sweet Cooie’s Confectionery serves gumdrop vibes alongside scoops of Little Man Ice Cream. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, "Rosenberg’s Bagels owner plans soda fountain, ice cream shop in Five Points," 10 Jan. 2020 The United States loves a good holiday, and depending on how detailed a calendar one keeps, there are daily opportunities to celebrate everything from gumdrops to argyle. Kim Kelly, The New Republic, "The Grim New Relevance of Workers Memorial Day," 28 Apr. 2020 Slimane chooses models that mimic the beanpole physique from back in the day when serving sizes were smaller, working out was not part of a wellness routine and amphetamines were popped like gumdrops. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, "Fashion sees a bleak future, but there’s still a little sparkle in the darkness," 1 Mar. 2020 Not quite a fruit snack and not quite a gumdrop, the sugary oval-shape treats have an appeal all their own. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, "The Sweet History of Jelly Beans, and Why We Eat Them at Easter," 1 Apr. 2020 Her signature aerial views of local life in gumdrop colors—women in a flower market, men gathering coffee beans—have been widely emulated, as has her enterprising spirit: There are now six working woman artists in San Juan La Laguna. Julien Capmeil, Condé Nast Traveler, "In Guatemala, Eco-Retreats and Arts Collectives Blend Seamlessly with Tradition," 30 Mar. 2020 Having said that, McCarthy’s résumé isn’t just filled with sunshine and gumdrops, as there are numerous negatives to go with considerable positives. John Owning, Dallas News, "Mike McCarthy’s pros and cons: Playoff success, ability to develop Dak Prescott among top selling points to Cowboys," 6 Jan. 2020 There is an undeniable power to walking into any room and leaving a gumdrop trail of your aura behind. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "Holiday Gift Guide: How to Channel Your Inner Maximalist," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of gumdrop

1860, in the meaning defined above

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“Gumdrop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gumdrop

US : a sweet, chewy candy


gum·​drop | \ ˈgəm-ˌdräp How to pronounce gumdrop (audio) \

Kids Definition of gumdrop

: a candy usually made from corn syrup and gelatin

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