yum-yum

[ yuhm-yuhm ]
/ ˈyʌmˈyʌm /

interjection

(used to express enjoyment or satisfaction, especially in the taste of food.)

Nearby words

Also yum.

Origin of yum-yum

First recorded in 1880–85
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for yum-yum

  • He is labouring under great excitement, and begs for information as to the dwelling of "a gentle maiden, Yum-Yum."

  • In the presence of Yum-Yum he is that most appealing figure, a strong man in love torn between desire and duty.

    Post-Impressions|Simeon Strunsky
  • He explains that a year before he had fallen in love with Yum-Yum, who returned his affection.