yum-yum

interjection
\ ˈyəm-ˈyəm How to pronounce yum-yum (audio) \

Definition of yum-yum

used to express pleasurable satisfaction especially in the taste of food

First Known Use of yum-yum

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of yum-yum was in 1878

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“Yum-yum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yum-yum. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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