chewing gum

[choo-ing]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. chew up,
  2. chew-'n'-spew,
  3. chewa,
  4. chewable,
  5. chewie,
  6. chewing louse,
  7. chewing tobacco,
  8. chewings fescue,
  9. chewink,
  10. chewy

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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