gumdrop

noun gum·drop \ ˈgəm-ˌdräp \
Updated on: 30 Nov 2017

Definition of gumdrop

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

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First Known Use of gumdrop

1860


GUMDROP Defined for English Language Learners

gumdrop

noun

Definition of gumdrop for English Language Learners

  • : a sweet, chewy candy


GUMDROP Defined for Kids

gumdrop

noun gum·drop \ ˈgəm-ˌdräp \

Definition of gumdrop for Students

: a candy usually made from corn syrup and gelatin


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