gum·​my | \ˈgə-mē \
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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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 One of the most popular ones, The Meser, has every flavor of slush in it with gummy bears on the bottom for $2.29. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "RJ Ice Cream in Elm Grove is a kid's paradise," 28 June 2018 Kardashian posted a video of the spread on her Instagram story, which also included Haribo gummy bears, M&M’s, and Blue Diamond almonds., "Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Chow Down on Popeyes 'Fresh Off The Plane' From Paris Fashion Week," 22 June 2018 But some takes place more slowly, as the gummy rock of the deeper mantle gradually readjusts to the lighter burden. Katie Langin, Science | AAAS, "Rising bedrock below West Antarctica could delay catastrophic ice sheet collapse," 21 June 2018 Sign up for our daily newsletter and never miss our latest and greatest stories Science An up-close look at the jaw-dropping chemical reaction between Potassium Chlorate and a sweet little gummy bear. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "The Collapse of a $40 Million Nutrition Science Crusade," 18 June 2018 KrungThep’s cheese topper reminded me of a saltier, gummier version of cream cheese. Lauren Delgado,, "Mark National Cheese Day with these quirky dishes," 31 May 2018 Lee advised Morrison to be aware of students with gummy bears because they could be laced with a synthetic stimulant called flakka, known to cause violent behavior. Juliet Macur, New York Times, "Suicides, Drug Addiction and High School Football," 8 Mar. 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 \
gummier; gummiest

Kids Definition of gummy

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


gum·​my | \ˈgəm-ē \
gummier; gummiest

Medical Definition of gummy 

1 : consisting of or containing gum

2 : being viscous or sticky

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