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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First Known Use of yummy

1899, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jan 2021

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“Yummy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yummy. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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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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