gumdrop

[ guhm-drop ]
/ ˈgʌmˌdrɒp /

noun

a small candy made of gum arabic, gelatin, or the like, sweetened and flavored.

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Origin of gumdrop

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; gum1 + drop
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Example sentences from the Web for gumdrop

  • Then let us go to work merrilee, said Elise, picking up a stocking, and letting a gumdrop slide down into the toe.

    The Girl Scouts Rally|Katherine Keene Galt
  • His gaze fastened hard upon Babe, who unconcernedly was chewing a gumdrop.

  • Pee-wee took his customary eye-opener, consisting of a gumdrop.

    Pee-wee Harris|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • There was not another praline for him to crunch, not even a gumdrop.

    L'Assommoir|Emile Zola

British Dictionary definitions for gumdrop

gumdrop
/ (ˈɡʌmˌdrɒp) /

noun

a small jelly-like sweet containing gum arabic and various colourings and flavouringsAlso called (esp Brit): gum
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