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chewing gum

[choo-ing]
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noun
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for chewing gum

Historical Examples

  • They bore an unmistakable odor of toilet soap and chewing-gum.

    Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective

    Ellis Parker Butler

  • It's precisely what I should expect of a person who hadn't any chewing-gum.

    Davy and The Goblin

    Charles E. Carryl

  • Not a missed beat has interrupted the mastication of her chewing-gum.

  • And sometimes Juley brought them chewing-gum, which they were not allowed to chew.

  • Kalteyer, with his chewing-gum, was about our only big customer, and now he's gone bust.


British Dictionary definitions for chewing gum

chewing gum

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