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 The cheese tortellini are rubbery and clumpy, though well sauced. New York Times, 8 June 2021 Everyone is afraid of the Goblin Police, with their gray fingers and long rubbery arms. Tom Shippey, WSJ, 4 June 2021 After spending months on the couch alone, running alongside a stranger in a rubbery orange pain chamber feels... Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 26 May 2021 They are made from plastic materials that are rubbery and soft. Chris Hachey, BGR, 13 May 2021 One was too rubbery, another completely flavorless. Rachel Gurjar, Bon Appétit, 20 Apr. 2021 Like so many of the new generation German sedans-specifically the Audi 5000 and the larger BMWs-the Mercedes' controls initially felt a bit rubbery, and its shift linkage, while silky in the extreme, tended to shroud the gates into third and fifth. Brock Yates, Car and Driver, 18 May 2021 The wings were so over-cooked, the meat was hard and waxy and the dark meat and drumsticks were tough and rubbery. cleveland, 19 Mar. 2021 Short, slightly rubbery shifts will bring back memories of BMWs past. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 29 Apr. 2021

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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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18 Jun 2021

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“Rubbery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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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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