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[yuhm-yuhm] /ˈyʌmˈyʌm/
(used to express enjoyment or satisfaction, especially in the taste of food.)
Also, yum.
Origin of yum-yum
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He explains that a year before he had fallen in love with yum-yum, who returned his affection.

    The Secrets of a Savoyard Henry A. Lytton
  • In the presence of yum-yum he is that most appealing figure, a strong man in love torn between desire and duty.

    Post-Impressions Simeon Strunsky
  • He is labouring under great excitement, and begs for information as to the dwelling of "a gentle maiden, yum-yum."

    The Secrets of a Savoyard Henry A. Lytton
Slang definitions & phrases for yum-yum



An exclamation of pleasure, esp of sensual delight (1878+)


Something sweet or pleasant, esp to eat (1889+)

[perhaps fr a locution used with children, hence contextually as well as phonetically related to tummy or tum-tum]

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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