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 Scarlette won some yummy dog food from both BilJac and Smith Brothers and Carol won a $25 gift certificate from Kelly’s Café. Sam Boyer, cleveland.com, "Canines and butterflies took the prize at Heritage Farm: Photos," 15 Sep. 2019 What better way than to look at cute canines chowing down on the yummy treat. Doreen Christensen, sun-sentinel.com, "Ask for this Fido-friendly freebie at Starbucks," 27 Aug. 2019 It was perfectly grilled medium rare and was messy and very yummy. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland.com, "Start your Labor Day weekend with chicken parprikas, stuffed cabbage and strudel: Talk of the Towns," 16 Aug. 2019 To create this yummy spread, De Laurentiis pulses frozen peas with garlic, Parmesan, olive oil, salt and pepper. NBC News, "How to make the perfect pesto — and 5 recipes to get you started," 15 Aug. 2019 Sip discounted beer, wine and cocktails, and yummy bar bites starting at $7. Doreen Christensen, sun-sentinel.com, "$1 filet mignon sandwiches at Morton’s; free NFL Sunday Ticket | Doreen’s Deals," 9 Aug. 2019 But fear not: This guide will show you what to serve for every course and which wines to pair with what—because matching yummy food with a gorgeous red or white doesn't have to be restricted to restaurant dining. Sara Mae Albert, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Plan a Casual Chic Dinner Party," 2 Aug. 2019 The event includes a special menu including such yummy Bayou favorites as chicken and sausage gumbo over rice, crawfish fritters with Creole dipping sauce, fried oyster po’ boys and crawfish boil. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, "Taste of Orleans returns to California’s Great America," 16 July 2019 Their actual chocolate fountain was quite scrumptious, with wonderful fruits and other yummy things to dip into its sweet, flowing goodness. Jane Napier Neely, La Cañada Valley Sun, "The Valley Line: Walkers, chickens and a turtle host Kiwanis party," 23 July 2019

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First Known Use of yummy

1899, in the meaning defined above

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27 Sep 2019

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The first known use of yummy was in 1899

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How to pronounce yummy (audio)

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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