chewing gum

[ choo-ing ]
/ ˈtʃu ɪŋ /

noun

a sweetened and flavored preparation for chewing, usually made of chicle.

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Origin of chewing gum

An Americanism dating back to 1755–65
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British Dictionary definitions for chewing gum

chewing gum

noun

a preparation for chewing, usually made of flavoured and sweetened chicle or such substitutes as polyvinyl acetate
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