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

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 And nobody wants a rubbery chicken breast for dinner. Audrey Bruno, SELF, 27 Aug. 2022 Swap the stock bushings—the rubbery ring in the center of each truck—for a pair of medium-hardness Bones bushings (and leave the top washer off) for even smoother turns. Mike Senese, Wired, 15 Aug. 2022 Frank himself could easily be a habitué of an old Max Fleischer cartoon—a cousin to Bimbo the Dog, perhaps—with his rubbery black limbs, white gloves and shoes, and cute, bestial, species-nonspecific features. Sam Thielman, The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2022 For a building toy that provides some extra texture, Bristle Blocks come with interlocking pieces made of soft, rubbery spikes. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 20 July 2022 On record, Slo-Be’s scored by rearview rattling drums, percussion seemingly sourced from car crashes, and alternately rubbery and squelchy synth bass. Max Bell, SPIN, 1 July 2022 The sole is a sandwich of five separate layers of rubbery material. Trefor Moss, WSJ, 6 May 2022 The first embeds two vertical layers of rubbery material into the core to keep the RallyBird Ti contouring the terrain instead of chattering. Heather Schultz, Outside Online, 26 Oct. 2021 Imagine the sweet relief of belly-flopping onto a wet, rubbery sheet and sliding through a sprinkler. Leah Abucayan, CNN, 23 July 2022 See More

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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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“Rubbery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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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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