adjective, chew·i·er, chew·i·est.

(of food) not easily chewed, as because of toughness or stickiness; requiring much chewing.

Origin of chewy

First recorded in 1920–25; chew + -y1
Related formschew·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for chewy

crisp, crumbly, crusty, crackling, crispy

Examples from the Web for chewy

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Historical Examples of chewy

  • The taste is good beyond words, and the consistency is pleasingly "chewy" without being tenacious to the point of teeth pulling!

    Candy-Making Revolutionized

    Mary Elizabeth Hall

  • Some people like the vegetable nougatine soft, others like it "chewy," and still others want it to be hard.

    Candy-Making Revolutionized

    Mary Elizabeth Hall

British Dictionary definitions for chewy


adjective chewier or chewiest

of a consistency requiring chewing; somewhat firm and sticky
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