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chewing gum

[choo-ing] /ˈtʃu ɪŋ/
a sweetened and flavored preparation for chewing, usually made of chicle.
Origin of chewing gum
An Americanism dating back to 1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Four or five weeks ago," said Alta, with the sound of chewing gum.

  • Had she found the big wad of chewing gum he'd left on the bottom of the desk?

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely
  • He slouched over the pommel and munched iguana, as if it were chewing gum.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • That's just a habit, I suppose, like chewing gum, but she'll never get over it at her age.

    The Diva's Ruby F. Marion Crawford
  • Who can claim a reward for not chewing gum for three months?

    The Woodcraft Girls at Camp

    Lillian Elizabeth Roy
British Dictionary definitions for chewing gum

chewing gum

a preparation for chewing, usually made of flavoured and sweetened chicle or such substitutes as polyvinyl acetate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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