[ guhm-ee ]
/ ˈgʌm i /
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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.



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Origin of gummy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at gum1, -y1
gum·mi·ness, noun
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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
gumminess, noun
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
gummily, adverb
C20: from gum ² + -y 1
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