yum·​my | \ ˈyə-mē How to pronounce yummy (audio) \
yummier; yummiest

Definition of yummy

: highly attractive or pleasing especially : delicious, delectable yummy desserts The café makes some of the yummiest onion soup in town, too. — Alexander F. Lobrano, Jr.

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Other Words from yummy

yummy noun, plural yummies
… she has been known to keep a desk drawer full of prepackaged yummies — Celia Wren
yumminess noun
A delicious red [wine] with a track record for yumminess, it's a real value at this price. — James Suckling

Examples of yummy in a Sentence

He prepared all sorts of yummy dishes. a yummy meal that is also nutritious
Recent Examples on the Web Or simple hospitality — an orca offers the scuba-diving photographer Brian Skerry a yummy stingray carcass (somewhat churlishly Skerry declines). BostonGlobe.com, "Doc Talk: bearing witness, creating Oz, watching whales," 15 Apr. 2021 Take chickpeas, which are packed with protein (and fiber) and make a yummy pasta addition in various forms—whether puréed into a rich, creamy sauce or crisped up in oil to use as a crunchy topping. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "50 Vegetarian Pasta Recipes to Bookmark Now," 2 Apr. 2021 This party-size variety pack of Nerds, for instance, which includes gummy clusters and rainbow ropes, has dropped from $19.99 to $14.62 for a 27% markdown—and there's tons of other yummy favorites available to boot. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Monday," 23 Mar. 2021 Who could, with his tattooed chest making a yummy cameo underneath a custom Gucci leather blazer and a long green boa? Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Help! I Saw Harry Styles's Grammys Performance, and I Can't Get Up!," 15 Mar. 2021 Peanuts blended with rich cocoa for a yummy dark chocolatey flavor. cleveland, "What’s the best peanut butter? We ranked 77 jars in blind taste test for National Peanut Butter Day," 24 Jan. 2021 Their Instagram posts, which are chock-full with matching outfits, gigantic trees, yummy treats, and so much more. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "These Celebrities, Hands Down, Have the Most Holiday Spirit," 3 Dec. 2020 Dipping something yummy into something even yummier is a winning strategy for any affair and this Beer Cheese spin on classic Swiss fondue doesn't disappoint. Meredith Deeds, Star Tribune, "3 flavorful appetizers to help usher in the new year," 25 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of yummy

1899, in the meaning defined above

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18 Apr 2021

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“Yummy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yummy. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of yummy

informal : very pleasing to the taste


yum·​my | \ ˈyə-mē How to pronounce yummy (audio) \
yummier; yummiest

Kids Definition of yummy

: very pleasing especially to the taste a yummy dessert

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