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chewy

[ choo-ee ]
/ ˈtʃu i /
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adjective, chew·i·er, chew·i·est.
(of food) not easily chewed, as because of toughness or stickiness; requiring much chewing.
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Origin of chewy

First recorded in 1920–25; chew + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM chewy

chew·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chewy

chewy
/ (ˈtʃuːɪ) /

adjective chewier or chewiest
of a consistency requiring chewing; somewhat firm and sticky
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