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bubblegum

[buhb-uh l-guhm] /ˈbʌb əlˌgʌm/
noun
1.
a type of chewing gum that can be blown into large bubbles through the lips.
2.
Slang. light rock-'n'-roll music characterized by simple, repetitive phrasing and lyrics.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; bubble + gum
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Examples from the web for bubblegum
  • Maybe this fruit could be a small as a blueberry and as tasty as bubblegum.
  • The salon has bubblegum pink walls and sundry girly accoutrements-chandeliers, glitter, beauty supplies.
  • Use peanut butter to remove bubblegum stuck in your hair.
  • Picture bright yellow cascading over bubblegum pink.
  • Some suggest this appearance is as if the tree is attacked by bubblegum.
  • Okay, maybe one thing: the bubblegum mnemonic image for slope was a bit of a stretch, in more ways than one.
  • Leave it overnight on your papers and it's sticky as bubblegum.
Slang definitions & phrases for bubblegum

bubblegum music

modifier

: The rap itself is sheer bubble-gum monotony/ The new album is less bubblegum, something kids and adults can relate to

noun phrase

Rock-and-roll music that appeals to young teenagers: young adult audience dissatisfied with ''bubblegum music''/ so fundamental that one might refer to it as ''heavy bubble gum'' (1960s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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