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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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bubblegum music


: The rap itself is sheer bubble-gum monotony/ The new album is less bubblegum, something kids and adults can relate to

noun phrase

Rock-and-roll music that appeals to young teenagers: young adult audience dissatisfied with ''bubblegum music''/ so fundamental that one might refer to it as ''heavy bubble gum'' (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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