rubbery

adjective

rub·​bery ˈrə-b(ə-)rē How to pronounce rubbery (audio)
: 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 Pirog has largely dialed back his noisy, genre-shredding pyrotechnics to accommodate Lewis’ fluid, fiery playing, which gives the chunky rhythms and rubbery grooves of Canty’s drums and Lally’s bass more room to stretch out and unwind. Reed Jackson, SPIN, 15 Mar. 2024 The screen has a shiny, almost rubbery texture that is too grippy for the stylus and doesn’t make jotting notes smooth. Barry Collins, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Additional gluten development from an overworked dough can cause a rubbery crust. Nancie McDermott, Southern Living, 2 Nov. 2023 The worst are flat, salty, rubbery rounds best left on the plate. Jolene Thym, The Mercury News, 11 Jan. 2024 Many fake mermaid tails are sculpted out of a single piece of rubbery silicone, but Taylor wanted to keep Stede's tail as lightweight as possible, so Darby could actually move through the water. Devan Coggan, EW.com, 6 Oct. 2023 After World War II, home cooks began to swap the cream cheese for hoop cheese, a rubbery cheese with a red, waxy coating, and later to Cheddar cheese, binding the ingredients together with mayonnaise for a smooth spread. Anna Theoktisto, Southern Living, 3 Dec. 2023 For ages 7 and up. Price at time of publication: $29 Under adult supervision, a little space cadet can create five colorful, rubbery planet models in just minutes using a spherical mold and polymer granules. Cheryl Fenton, Parents, 22 Nov. 2023 The rubbery fabric was originally used as a protective material, living in the domain of gas masks, gloves, and boots. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 30 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rubbery was in 1879

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“Rubbery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rubbery. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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