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

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YouTube What better to go with it than the yummy dessert, Shahi Tukda? Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "Quartz’s tip for India-Pakistan match: Rustic desi spirits with dishes from the other side," 16 June 2019 These go under the chicken in the roasting pan, and soak up all its yummy juices. Madeleine Aggeler, The Cut, "I Made Meghan Markle’s Engagement Chicken and Now I’m in Love," 13 Apr. 2018 The first thing the experimenter does is present the monkey with an easy choice: a teaspoon of yummy juice versus an entire jug. Quanta Magazine, "The Neuroscience Behind Bad Decisions," 23 Aug. 2016 Many yummy fruits, russet potatoes, hearty grasses, and the Shasta daisy, a quadruple hybrid, were of his making. C.d. Wright, Harper's magazine, "Life’s a Beech," 10 Jan. 2019 All those small bites adds up to a variety of yummy flavors! Redbook, "The Foodie Cleanse: Day 7," 7 Jan. 2014 For yummy recipes with anti-aging benefits, check out the free downloadable booklet Eat to Look & Feel Younger, from the editors of Good Housekeeping. Cristina Mueller, Redbook, "Erase Your Skin Spots," 21 June 2013 Boy and girl eat lots of yummy spicy food and cupcakes. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "#ReadWithMC Didn't Want 'The Proposal' to End," 3 Dec. 2018 Thanks to an enormous amount of online support, there's no shortage of yummy ideas that comply with the rules. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "26 Slow-Cooker Dinners That Are Whole30-Approved," 1 Jan. 2019

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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

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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