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rubbery

[ruhb-uh-ree] /ˈrʌb ə ri/
adjective
1.
like rubber; elastic; tough.
Origin of rubbery
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; rubber1 + -y1
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  • Leno's face, although it glows with the rubbery health of the often-exfoliated, is falling, and jowls are begging to form.

Historical Examples
  • It was heavy, rubbery, and elastic, stretching readily as he pulled it.

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  • Well there's only one answer to that: the rubbery resilience of the surface.

    Lords of the Stratosphere Arthur J. Burks
  • His head whirled, his arms and legs were suddenly weak and rubbery.

    Equation of Doom

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  • He tried to stand, but his legs were rubbery and he sat down quickly.

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  • Its pale foliage had something of the rubbery look of seaweed.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • Dry cheeses are usually harsh, tough and rubbery in texture.

    The Book of Cheese

    Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
  • Hellman glared at him, but made no move toward the rubbery block.

    One Man's Poison Robert Sheckley
  • In the corner, the rubbery block was still giggling to itself.

    One Man's Poison Robert Sheckley
  • The rubbery hands of the autobath were soft and massaged him gently and expertly.

    Tangle Hold F. L. Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for rubbery

rubbery

/ˈrʌbərɪ/
adjective
1.
having the texture of or resembling rubber, esp in flexibility or toughness
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Word Origin and History for rubbery
adj.

1890, from rubber (n.) + -y (2). Related: Rubberiness.

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