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
Violence in movies/stories can add intensity and be beneficial, but when the violence is what stands out as opposed to the story, then it's just another of what I call a bubblegum movie.
Yep, the person who gratuitously killed the man who pleaded for his life is the Times 'freshly-minted Groom of the Week, resplendent in fine suit and "bubblegum" - hued tie.
Since public opinion can change rapidly, the singer can reasonably achieve overnight success aka the bubblegum bands.
In addition, the idea of bubblegum or popcorn flavored jelly beans...eewwww.
Jinks, with the Cattanooga Cats trying to appear but being too "bubblegum" LOL Beats me as to who I'd cast to replace the great Daws Butler and Arnold Stang.
It's some kind of bubblegum pseudo intellectual 6th form student inane drivel?
Groovy art works with nice ingredients such as bubblegum, sleaze and fantasy.
My first book was called bubblegum fantasy, and I’m good with that.
Karan Johar says he was judged too soon as a 'bubblegum' filmmaker.
And despite his obvious pro-Russell bias, Lawrence gives equal voice to the mixed reactions and ruffled feathers after Russell invited Jonathan Richman to play a stand at the Kitchen, or when Russell debuted his composition "Instrumentals," which mixed forms such as bubblegum rock and symphonic soul into the slowly revolving movements of Phillip Glass-ian minimalism.