[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. yum,
  2. yum-yum,
  3. yuma,
  4. yuman,
  5. yummo,
  6. yummy mummy,
  7. yumpie,
  8. yumpy,
  9. yung lo,
  10. yung-lo

Origin of yummy

First recorded in 1925–30; yum + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for yummier


/ (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

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Word Origin and History for yummier


"delicious," 1899, from baby talk. Yum-yum as an exclamation of pleasure is recorded from 1878.

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