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[buhb-uh l-guhm] /ˈbʌb əlˌgʌm/
a type of chewing gum that can be blown into large bubbles through the lips.
Slang. light rock-'n'-roll music characterized by simple, repetitive phrasing and lyrics.
Origin of bubblegum
First recorded in 1935-40; bubble + gum1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I was planning to visit the bubble gum people this afternoon to see how they're doing.

  • bubble gum had been piling up in the warehouse on the railroad siding back of Reilly Street.

  • They went to the window and leaned out, looking past a corner of the bubble gum factory.

  • His men apparently were under orders only to guard the mansion and the bubble gum factory.

  • Exhibit three was a carbon copy of a report by the stock control clerk at the bubble gum factory.

  • They worked their way block by block to the grounds of the bubble gum factory and proceeded to lay siege to it.

  • But this time there'll be only a jar of bubble gum inside, because we've already consumed the learning capsules.

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  • "We'll yield the bubble gum factory to help your dental problem—for suitable reparations," Don said.

British Dictionary definitions for bubble gum

bubble gum

a type of chewing gum that can be blown into large bubbles
  1. crassly commercial pop music aimed at the very young
  2. (as modifier): a bubble-gum hit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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