rub·​bery | \ ˈrə-b(ə-)rē How to pronounce rubbery (audio) \

Definition of rubbery

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

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Examples of rubbery in a Sentence

The hard-boiled eggs were tough and rubbery. Her legs were rubbery when she stepped off the roller coaster.
Recent Examples on the Web In his memoir, Shoe Dog, Nike’s other cofounder, Phil Knight, who ran for Bowerman at Oregon, described his former coach filling a cement mixer with shredded tires and different chemicals in search of the perfect rubbery material for a sneaker sole. Marc Bain, Quartz, "Nike’s new Olympic shoes prove technology is the future of design," 5 Feb. 2020 No matter the language, nothing made sense in a bowl of shredded rabbit offered as a special, with hard roasted radishes and rubbery lardons in a salty pile with something like biscuit-dough dumplings. Mike Sutter,, "Review: Julia’s Bistro & Bar proudly plants French and Mexican flags in San Antonio’s Beacon Hill," 9 Jan. 2020 Smartphone keyboards from the Moto Droid era would use a single sheet of rubbery keys that squished down onto a contact, but the Psion 5 keyboard was different. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "The PinePhone starts shipping—a Linux-powered smartphone for $150," 16 Jan. 2020 What a joy to watch Christian Bale unencumbered, as in last year’s Vice, by rubbery prosthetic jowls or, as that Dark Knight guy, having to suffer the indignity of wearing those dumb, somber-looking bat ears! Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "A Gorgeous Ford v Ferrari Demands a Drive to the Theater," 15 Nov. 2019 In China, fish scraps have long been kneaded and slapped against the kitchen counter until aerated and sticky enough to roll into hefty, delightfully rubbery balls, a technique Jew still practices at his restaurant. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, "Everyone Loves Crispy and Crunchy, But What About Chewy?," 21 Oct. 2019 The tough, rubbery plants aren’t native to the area. USA Today, "Slaves had a harrowing journey to America. We tell it in augmented reality.," 17 Oct. 2019 Optic Nerve Lil’ Pro sunglasses ($29) have rubbery frames that actually seem comfortable to wear. Krista Langlois, Outside Online, "What You Need to Get Your Baby Outside All Year Long," 17 Oct. 2019 If the divider is still rubbery, the nut is not dry enough. oregonlive, "How to harvest hazelnuts, walnuts and chestnuts and store them for the winter," 15 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of rubbery

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rubbery was in 1879

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22 Feb 2020

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“Rubbery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rubbery

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


rub·​bery | \ ˈrə-bə-rē How to pronounce rubbery (audio) \

Kids Definition of rubbery

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

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