[ yuhm-ee ]
/ ˈyʌm i /
adjective, yum·mi·er, yum·mi·est.
very pleasing to the senses, especially to the taste; delicious: The waiter brought out a tray of yummy desserts.
extremely attractive or appealing.
noun, plural yum·mies.
an item of food that is particularly delicious: The bakery window was full of yummies.
anything that is extremely attractive or appealing.
succulent, spicy, piquant, delectable, juicy, delightful, luscious, tasty, appetizing, savory, ambrosial, choice, divine, good, heavenly, palatable, pleasant, rich, sapid, scrumptious
Origin of yummy
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/ (ˈjʌmɪ) slang /
Also: yum-yum an exclamation indicating pleasure or delight, as in anticipation of delicious food
adjective -mier or -miest
delicious, delightful, or attractive
Word Origin for yummy
C20: from yum-yum, of imitative origin
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
"delicious," 1899, from baby talk. Yum-yum as an exclamation of pleasure is recorded from 1878.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper