adjective, yum·mi·er, yum·mi·est.
  1. very pleasing to the senses, especially to the taste; delicious: The waiter brought out a tray of yummy desserts.
  2. extremely attractive or appealing.
noun, plural yum·mies.
  1. an item of food that is particularly delicious: The bakery window was full of yummies.
  2. anything that is extremely attractive or appealing.

Origin of yummy

First recorded in 1925–30; yum + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for yummier


  1. Also: yum-yum an exclamation indicating pleasure or delight, as in anticipation of delicious food
adjective -mier or -miest
  1. 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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