rubbery

adjective rub·bery \ ˈrə-b(ə-)rē \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

Definition of rubbery

: resembling rubber (as in elasticity, consistency, or texture)
  • rubbery legs
  • rubbery cheese

Examples of rubbery in a Sentence

  1. The hard-boiled eggs were tough and rubbery.

  2. Her legs were rubbery when she stepped off the roller coaster.

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First Known Use of rubbery

1879

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RUBBERY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of rubbery for English Language Learners

  • : similar to rubber

  • of legs or knees : bending like rubber : weak, shaky, and unstable


RUBBERY Defined for Kids

rubbery

adjective rub·bery \ ˈrə-bə-rē \

Definition of rubbery for Students

: weak, shaky, and unstable
  • After getting off the roller coaster, my legs felt rubbery.


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