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bubblegum

[buhb-uh l-guhm] /ˈbʌb əlˌgʌm/
noun
1.
a type of chewing gum that can be blown into large bubbles through the lips.
2.
Slang. light rock-'n'-roll music characterized by simple, repetitive phrasing and lyrics.
Origin of bubblegum
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; bubble + gum1
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n.

1937, from bubble (n.) + gum (n.). Figurative of young teenager tastes or culture from the early 1960s.

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