from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Consisting of or containing gum.
- adj. Covered or clogged with or as if with gum.
- adj. Having the texture or properties of gum; sticky and viscid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Showing the gums.
- n. Short for gummy shark.
- n. A sheep that is losing or has lost its teeth.
- adj. Resembling gum (the substance).
- n. A gummy candy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting of gum; viscous; adhesive; producing or containing gum; covered with gum or a substance resembling gum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of gum; of the nature of gum; viscous; adhesive.
- Impregnated with gum; giving out gum; covered with or clogged by gum or viscous matter.
- In pathology, pertaining to or having the nature of a gumma; gummatous.
- Having an accumulation of gum, or matter resembling gum; stuffy; puffy; swollen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. covered with adhesive gum
- adj. having the sticky properties of an adhesive
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Her wrists are covered by lots of thin gummy bracelets.
Australian sea-side hotel was regularly supplied with young shark -- "gummy" -- by a fisherman, for whose veracity the author can vouch.
July 23, 2009 at 9:59 am yeps …. no be calling her gummy yet LOL
Columbia student gastronome Jason Bell first caught the attention of New York Magazine's Grub Street blog for calling Colicchio's gnocchi "gummy" and his bacon "vague," among other verbose critiques.
I found that when I chilled this before baking it (like I usually do for my lasagnes) it got kind of "gummy" (to quote my mother) - I'd bake it ASAP next time.
Bake in the center of the oven for 55 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out absolutely clean under-cooking may result in a "gummy" texture.
They tasted "healthy" - kind of gummy I think because my figs were dry and old.
Customers also can choose special toppings, such as gummy bears and chocolate chips, for an extra 25 cents.
The poet's truth to Nature in his 'gummy' chestnut-buds, and to Art in the 'long green box 'of mignonette -- and that masterful touch of likening the first intrusion of love into the virgin bosom of the Miller's daughter to the plunging of a water-rat into the mill-dam -- these are beauties which, we do not fear to say, equal anything even in Keats.
And when she discovered that her chest of drawers had been opened with an indifferent chisel, and that a silver watch of her grandfather's -- weighing one pound and a quarter -- had disappeared, along with an apple-scoop, also of precious metal, belonging to her late husband, who was "gummy," Mrs. Kibbey became a physical wreck, fit for nothing, and comprehending next to nothing.