[choo-uh-buh l]


capable of being chewed: chewable aspirin.


something that can be chewed: Now that the baby is getting its teeth, add chewables to its diet.

Origin of chewable

First recorded in 1840–50; chew + -able
Related formsun·chew·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chewable

Contemporary Examples of chewable

Historical Examples of chewable

  • And he's eat everything that's chewable on the reservation already.

    The Woman-Haters

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Bradley and I can eat anything that's chewable, and drink anything that will pour, but you can't.


    Edward Elmer Smith

Word Origin and History for chewable

1827, from chew (v.) + -able.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper