[buhb-uh l-guhm]


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.

Origin of bubblegum

First recorded in 1935–40; bubble + gum1
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Examples from the Web for bubble-gum

Contemporary Examples of bubble-gum

  • Clean, sober and remarried, Beck was tiring of the bubble-gum Top-40 morning-zoo format.

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    Glenn Beck's Dark Past

    John Avlon

    January 22, 2010

Word Origin and History for bubble-gum

1937, from bubble (n.) + gum (n.). Figurative of young teenager tastes or culture from the early 1960s.

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