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gummy

[guhm-ee] /ˈgʌm i/
adjective, gummier, gummiest.
1.
of, resembling, or of the consistency of gum; viscid; mucilaginous.
2.
covered with or clogged by gum or sticky matter.
3.
exuding gum.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see gum1, -y1
Related forms
gumminess, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for gumminess

gummy1

/ˈɡʌmɪ/
adjective -mier, -miest
1.
sticky or tacky
2.
consisting of, coated with, or clogged by gum or a similar substance
3.
producing gum
Derived Forms
gumminess, noun
Word Origin
C14: from gum1 + -y1

gummy2

/ˈɡʌmɪ/
adjective -mier, -miest
1.
toothless; not showing one's teeth
noun (pl) -mies
2.
(Austral) a small crustacean-eating shark, Mustelus antarcticus, with bony ridges resembling gums in its mouth
3.
(NZ) an old ewe that has lost its incisor teeth
Derived Forms
gummily, adverb
Word Origin
C20: from gum² + -y1
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Word Origin and History for gumminess

gummy

late 14c., from gum (n.1) + -y (2). Related: Gumminess.

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Slang definitions & phrases for gumminess

gummy

adjective
  1. Inferior; tedious; unpleasant: He found himself in a very gummy situation, with both of them berating him (1922+)
  2. Sentimental; maudlin; corny: a gummy, gooey tearjerker of a film (1940+)

[like icky and sticky, fr the unpleasant feel of glue or slime]


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