yum·​my ˈyə-mē How to pronounce yummy (audio)
yummier; yummiest
: 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.
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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Word History



First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yummy was in 1899

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“Yummy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yummy. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


yum·​my ˈyəm-ē How to pronounce yummy (audio)
: very pleasing especially to the taste

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