yum·​my | \ˈyə-mē \
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

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Homecoming proposals have become more elaborate, mimicking the creative signs, cute treasure hunts and yummy treats that now seem to come with every promposal. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "What is Homecoming?," 9 July 2018 To figure out what is what, just click on the interactive map, with yummy markings like Snow Cream in North Carolina and hamburgers in North Dakota. Leila Cobo, Billboard, "Google Doodle Celebrates 4th of July Recipes," 3 July 2018 Chef Soy Michelada Hangover cure and yummy breakfast drink all in one. Shelbie Lynn Bostedt, RedEye Chicago, "Noyane's new cocktails put a Japanese spin on brunch," 28 June 2017 People all over Instagram are now obsessing over avocado ice cream, which sounds like the yummy summer plant-food dessert of our dreams. Blake Bakkila, Health.com, "Avocado Lovers, Rejoice! Whole Foods Is Selling a Dairy-Free Avocado Ice Cream," 28 June 2018 But clearly that doesn't stop her from rollin' up her sleeves and putting in some elbow grease to bake some yummy treats. Taylor Seely, USA TODAY, "3 ways Jennifer Garner shows she's just like us in her 'fake cooking show'," 21 June 2018 Taste of Home partners with the Girls Scouts to create some seriously yummy recipes that feature Girl Scout cookies, including lemon shortbread cheesecake, nutty caramel turtles, Thin Mints cupcakes and S'mores ice cream. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The best ways to get your Girl Scout cookie fix this cookie season," 22 Jan. 2018 This protein smoothie is HealHaus’s big strategy in miniature: Bring them in with familiarity (yummy smoothie), then get them to try something new (adaptogenic coffee alternatives and, maybe, some reiki). Crystal Martin, New York Times, "In This House, Everyone’s Welcome," 27 June 2018 Honorable mention goes to Pignotti’s yummy and creative lasagna nachos. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Fair aims for sweet success this summer," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of yummy

1899, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of yummy

: very pleasing to the taste


yum·​my | \ˈyə-mē \
yummier; yummiest

Kids Definition of yummy

: very pleasing especially to the taste a yummy dessert

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