gumball

[guhm-bawl]

noun

a brightly colored ball of sugar-coated chewing gum.

Nearby words

  1. gum resin,
  2. gum thus,
  3. gum tragacanth,
  4. gum tree,
  5. gum up,
  6. gumbo,
  7. gumbo-limbo,
  8. gumboil,
  9. gumboot,
  10. gumboots

Origin of gumball

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; gum1 + ball1

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