American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small ball of chewing gum with a colored sugar coating.
- n. Chewing gum sold as a ball usually coated with colored hard sugar.
- n. slang A silly, laughable person.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A piece of chewing gum in the shape of a ball, usually covered with a colored glaze of sugar. They are often sold in a small, special-purpose coin-operated vending machine called a gumball machine.
- n. a ball of chewing gum with a coating of colored sugar
“The Homies -- tiny LA Chicano gangsta figurines sold in gumball machines -- are drawing fire from the LAPD, who want their sale discontinued on the grounds tha they provide a poor role model for Hispanic children.”
“You will not come across manufacturers of several different types of vending machines, such as gumball machines and drink machines.”
“If you pay attention to the pictures you can see that there are a lot of details, like the gumball machine, a bottle of Coke and the New York Times paper sitting on one of the chairs.”
“When Music From Big Pink came out, people could hear mountain music in there, gospel music, blues, rock 'n' roll, rhythm and blues, and all these things like it was a big gumball of music, and it was because we had really woodsheded it and educated ourselves in trying to hone our skills.”
“By noon, there were one thousand people and it seemed that I gotten the gumball count right.”
“Do you think I should buy Twizzlers or a big red gumball?”
“The only noise was from the swallowing of chocolate and the snapping of sugar sticks and the crinkling of rice paper wrapper and the scraping of teeth against a gumball.”
“When Lee returned to Seattle, he was greeted by a huge box of Google swag, including a basketball, a chair, and a coin-operated gumball machine with a Google logo.”
“Near the hatchery ponds, at least in my home state, there's always a gumball type machine dispensing 'trout-food' so people can walk the hatchery ponds and feed the trout.”
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caramel gets 48 hits
chocolate gets 112 hits
nonpareil 83 hits
Confections to sweeten the breath.
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