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[choo-ee] /ˈtʃu i/
adjective, chewier, chewiest.
(of food) not easily chewed, as because of toughness or stickiness; requiring much chewing.
Origin of chewy
First recorded in 1920-25; chew + -y1
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chewiness, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for chewiness


adjective chewier, chewiest
of a consistency requiring chewing; somewhat firm and sticky
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for chewiness



  1. Substantial and desirable; rich: Hepburn may have a less chewy part than has Fonda/ ''chewy wordplay'' on Elvis Costello's new LP
  2. eeding thought and discussion; challenging; tricky: The hegemony of CNN raises lots of chewy questions (1920s+)
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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