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 The Starliner is a gumdrop-shaped capsule meant to ferry astronauts through space after launching atop a rocket. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 19 Oct. 2021 The SpaceX astronaut capsule, small and gumdrop-shaped, is safer than the spacious, winged space shuttles were. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 18 Sep. 2021 All four passengers will spend the entire mission aboard the SpaceX capsule, a 13-foot-wide, gumdrop-shaped spacecraft that detaches from SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket after reaching orbital speeds and was originally built to carry NASA astronauts. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 15 Sep. 2021 The Starliner is a gumdrop-shaped capsule meant to house astronauts and ferry them through space after launching atop a rocket. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 13 Aug. 2021 The New Shepard rocket scheduled to go up Tuesday has been designed for tourist trips into suborbital space, with a six-person gumdrop-shaped capsule and windows stretching 3.5 feet by 2.3 feet along its sides. Doug Cameron, WSJ, 18 July 2021 The whimsical Lily stool, meanwhile, was inspired by a gumdrop—Siriano’s favorite childhood candy. Anna Fixsen, ELLE Decor, 7 May 2021 The Crew Dragon is a gumdrop-shaped capsule — an upgraded version of SpaceX’s original Dragon capsule, which was used to carry cargo to the space station. New York Times, 2 May 2021 My baby niece iris .. scroll through and whiteness the most squishy cute gumdrop ever!! Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 24 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of gumdrop

1860, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gumdrop was in 1860

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“Gumdrop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of gumdrop

: 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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