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[choo-ee] /ˈtʃu i/
adjective, chewier, chewiest.
(of food) not easily chewed, as because of toughness or stickiness; requiring much chewing.
Origin of chewy
1920-25; chew + -y1
Related forms
chewiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for chewy
  • They are chewy energy sticks in delicious peanut butter and chocolate flavors.
  • Then there's the ribs: chewy, savory, little pieces of heaven ripped from a pig.
  • Available in three delicious, chewy silicone flavors.
  • At that point, they seemed more chewy and rubbery than crunchy.
  • The seaweed's crunchy texture is a perfect contrast to the chewy octopus.
  • Grill or toast until crostini are lightly browned and crispy on the outside but still chewy on the inside.
  • They go nuts when they see us and they only eat chewy food.
  • Ironically, the peaches were meatier than the beef, with an intense flavor and a satisfying chewy texture.
  • They produce a few chewy bites of delicious optimism or delicious horror, and then they're gone.
  • Texture seems to matter: ask anyone who's entered the crunchy versus chewy fray.
British Dictionary definitions for chewy


adjective chewier, chewiest
of a consistency requiring chewing; somewhat firm and sticky
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Slang definitions & phrases for chewy


  1. Substantial and desirable; rich: Hepburn may have a less chewy part than has Fonda/ ''chewy wordplay'' on Elvis Costello's new LP
  2. eeding thought and discussion; challenging; tricky: The hegemony of CNN raises lots of chewy questions (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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