Dictionary.com

gummy

[ guhm-ee ]
/ ˈgʌm i /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: gummy / gumminess on Thesaurus.com

adjective, gum·mi·er, gum·mi·est.
of, resembling, or of the consistency of gum; viscid; mucilaginous.
covered with or clogged by gum or sticky matter.
exuding gum.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Origin of gummy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at gum1, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM gummy

gum·mi·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use gummy in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for gummy (1 of 2)

gummy1
/ (ˈɡʌmɪ) /

adjective -mier or -miest
sticky or tacky
consisting of, coated with, or clogged by gum or a similar substance
producing gum

Derived forms of gummy

gumminess, noun

Word Origin for gummy

C14: from gum 1 + -y 1

British Dictionary definitions for gummy (2 of 2)

gummy2
/ (ˈɡʌmɪ) /

adjective -mier or -miest
toothless; not showing one's teeth
noun plural -mies
Australian a small crustacean-eating shark, Mustelus antarcticus, with bony ridges resembling gums in its mouth
NZ an old ewe that has lost its incisor teeth

Derived forms of gummy

gummily, adverb

Word Origin for gummy

C20: from gum ² + -y 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK