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.

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The egg looked like a regular sunny side up egg, only a lot more rubbery. Gabriella Vigoreaux, Good Housekeeping, "We Tried It: Microwaved Eggs — Do They Actually Taste Good?," 17 Apr. 2015 Unlike past Fitbit trackers that overall look rubbery and sometimes clunky, the Inspire trackers are small and sleek. Amy Marturana, SELF, "Fitbit Made Some Big Changes to Its Product Lineup," 27 Apr. 2019 Generally, any shoe made with EVA, a rubbery plastic that's used to create soft and flexible foam, should always be hand washed. Isadora Baum, SELF, "Here’s How to Clean Sneakers Depending on the Material," 17 Feb. 2019 Silly Putty: the rubbery stuff that started the revolution in play putty. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "A Serious Ode To Silly Putty," 27 Dec. 2018 The discs in your back are rubbery cushions in between your spinal vertebrae (interlocking bones). Korin Miller, SELF, "You Could Have a Herniated Disc Without Even Realizing It," 11 Sep. 2018 Sophie’s Kitchen uses konjac, a fibrous Asian root vegetable with a rubbery texture, to make its smoked salmon and more popular faux canned tuna, called Toona. Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "Fish: The Final Frontier in Fake Meat," 15 Oct. 2018 These tall, slender beauties have rubbery leaves and are pretty indestructible. Collier Sutter, House Beautiful, "11 Houseplants You Barely Have To Water—Ever," 3 Oct. 2018 And Ferrari has ditched the rubbery finish that used to adorn the panel of climate controls; the old finish would wear off, leaving a grubby looking mess in short order. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The GTC4Lusso T is a Ferrari you really could drive every day," 23 July 2018

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First Known Use of rubbery

1879, in the meaning defined above

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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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