- very pleasing to the senses, especially to the taste; delicious: The waiter brought out a tray of yummy desserts.
- extremely attractive or appealing.
- an item of food that is particularly delicious: The bakery window was full of yummies.
- anything that is extremely attractive or appealing.
Origin of yummy
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Related Words for yummiersucculent, spicy, piquant, delectable, juicy, delightful, luscious, tasty, appetizing, savory, ambrosial, choice, divine, good, heavenly, palatable, pleasant, rich, sapid, scrumptious
- Also: yum-yum an exclamation indicating pleasure or delight, as in anticipation of delicious food
- delicious, delightful, or attractive
Word Origin for yummy
C20: from yum-yum, of imitative origin
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"delicious," 1899, from baby talk. Yum-yum as an exclamation of pleasure is recorded from 1878.
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