[ 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.
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British Dictionary definitions for yummy
/ (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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