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[yuhm-ee] /ˈyʌm i/ Informal.
adjective, yummier, yummiest.
very pleasing to the senses, especially to the taste; delicious:
The waiter brought out a tray of yummy desserts.
extremely attractive or appealing.
noun, plural yummies.
an item of food that is particularly delicious:
The bakery window was full of yummies.
anything that is extremely attractive or appealing.
Origin of yummy
1925-30; yum + -y1 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for yummy


Also yum-yum. an exclamation indicating pleasure or delight, as in anticipation of delicious food
adjective -mier, -miest
delicious, delightful, or attractive
Word Origin
C20: from yum-yum, of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for yummy

"delicious," 1899, from baby talk. Yum-yum as an exclamation of pleasure is recorded from 1878.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for yummy



The realm of comedy; humor: Their credits run the gamut of TV yukdom (1990s+)

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