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yummy

[ yuhm-ee ]
/ 藞y蕦m i /
Informal.
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adjective, yum路mi路er, yum路mi路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路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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Origin of yummy

First recorded in 1925鈥30; yum + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for yummy

yummy
/ (藞j蕦m瑟) slang /

interjection
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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