gum·​my | \ ˈgə-mē How to pronounce gummy (audio) \
gummier; gummiest

Definition of gummy

2a : consisting of or containing gum
b : covered with gum

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Other Words from gummy

gumminess noun

Examples of gummy in a Sentence

How did you get your hands so gummy? the outside of the bottle was gummy with old dribbles of salad oil

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People can make their own funnel cake creations, drawing from a huge array of toppings, such as cookie dough bites, caramel sauce, Fruity Pebbles and gummy bears. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, "California’s Great America: 5 best things to eat at the park," 19 June 2019 The offensive lineman even treated the then-rookie to gummy bears at a team-bonding night at the movies. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "'Confident' Chase Edmonds excited to see how he's used in second year with Cardinals," 17 June 2019 That means, in theory, the agency could enforce a ban on all those gummy bears and other edible CBD products currently on the market. Elijah Wolfson, Time, "CBD Is Already Everywhere. How Will the Government Handle It?," 6 June 2019 Add lollipops, gummy bears or your favorite sweet treat for after lunch. Alison Sherwood, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "On-the-go, kid-friendly picnic spots in Milwaukee (and foods) for summer fun and memories," 5 June 2019 For the past 18 months, Kimbril said, she’s been using CBD oil, gummy candies with CBD oil and a tincture. William Thornton |,, "CBD oil has made believers out of these Alabamians," 3 June 2019 The Kardashian and Jenner family have previously posted paid Instagram ads for Sugar Bear hair gummy vitamins, Hairfinity, flat tummy teas, and controversial waist trainers. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian West's Instagram Ad For An Appetite Suppressant Sparks Outrage," 16 May 2018 There's never enough time or money or gummy worms to make everyone happy. Charlotte Hilton Andersen, Redbook, "The Great Mom Debate: Is it Harder Having One Child or 9 Kids?," 20 Jan. 2012 Amateur fighters and promoters came from Odessa and El Paso and everywhere in between to take their shot at Gideon and the prize money, but the bear remained undefeated, even with its soft paws and gummy jaws. Chicago Tribune,, "Algren Award runner-up: "Am I Not Your Animal" by Matt Jones," 2 June 2018

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First Known Use of gummy

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of gummy

: made of, containing, or covered with gum or a sticky or chewy substance


gum·​my | \ ˈgə-mē How to pronounce gummy (audio) \
gummier; gummiest

Kids Definition of gummy

: consisting of or covered with gum or a sticky or chewy substance


gum·​my | \ ˈgəm-ē How to pronounce gummy (audio) \
gummier; gummiest

Medical Definition of gummy

1 : consisting of or containing gum
2 : being viscous or sticky

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