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bubblegum

[ buhb-uhl-guhm ]
/ ˈbʌb əlˌgʌm /
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noun

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.

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Origin of bubblegum

First recorded in 1935–40; bubble + gum1
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British Dictionary definitions for bubblegum

bubble gum

noun

a type of chewing gum that can be blown into large bubbles
slang
  1. crassly commercial pop music aimed at the very young
  2. (as modifier)a bubble-gum hit
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