[ guhm-ee ]
/ ˈgʌm i /

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.

Origin of gummy

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


gum·mi·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gummy (1 of 2)

/ (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)

/ (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
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