from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chewing gum that can be blown into bubbles.
- n. Slang A style of popular music designed to appeal to adolescents, characterized by bouncy rhythms and a generally cheerful tone.
- adj. Slang Of or characteristic of bubblegum music: bubblegum rock.
- adj. Slang Marked by or displaying an adolescent immaturity, as in style or taste.
- adj. Slang Vapid; bland: "Bubblegum news . . . is information packaged like a Krazy Kat cartoon” ( Tom Shales).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sweet chewing gum formulated to be stretchy so the chewer can blow bubbles with it.
- n. A type of pop music marked by sweetness, pep and charm (rather than depth or complexity).
- adj. tasting like bubblegum
- adj. by extension, sweet, perky, or youthful
From bubble + gum. (Wiktionary)