Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sweetened flavored preparation for chewing, usually made of chicle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A flavoured preparation of chicle or synthetic rubber, made for chewing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing

Etymologies

From to chew, + gum. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So if you are interested in chewing gum to burn some extra calories and hopefully reduce snacking, limit your chewing to right after lunch and dinner, and as a snack midmorning and midafternoon when you might be having other cravings.

    The Flex Diet

  • Sleepy-eyed merchants are unlocking store gates that had been rolled down for the night-Vendors sit behind towers of chewing gum and cigarette packs.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • Well, I'd get me some Oh Boy chewing gum and some Mary Janes, and then he had a three cent copper -- a drink that tasted almost like a Dr. Pepper.

    Oral History Interview with Eula and Vernon Durham, 1978 November 29. Interview H-64. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007). By Eula Durham

  • The other potential benefit of chewing gum is that it will keep you away from chips, pretzels, candy bars, and other high-glycemic foods that go straight to your waist.

    The Flex Diet

  • It means that he sees himself as a person with broadband personal characteristicsā€”able to think, speak, gesture, persuade, broadcast and data-disseminate in an unlimited way, while chewing gum at the same time.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • "It had 'U.S. Navy' written all over it in four-foot letters," I conceded, "and the pilot spent all his time chewing gum and praying out loud for a quick return to California."

    Ice Station Zebra

  • She withdrew a foil-wrapped half-stick of chewing gum from her jeans pocket and poked it in her mouth.

    Some Fun

  • The floor is carpeted now with dry-edged leaves, broken bottles, discarded chewing gum wrappers, wild mushrooms, old yellowed cigarette butts.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

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