- 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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Examples from the Web for yummy
In recent years, away from the screen, Hurley has reinvented herself as a yummy mummy.Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress
December 12, 2014
Plus, sushi is yummy, and you can't blame a singer who's spent a decade shopping at Hot Topic for wanting to switch up her look.Avril Lavigne’s Dumb ‘Hello Kitty’ Video Is Rife with Cultural Appropriation
April 25, 2014
Yummy guarantees delivery within 30 minutes of ordering with a $3.99 delivery charge, a feat Amazon cannot match.Get the Door. It’s … Amazon?
July 26, 2013
Well-known for their included breakfast at yummy Terra Bistro, this lodge is all the good stuff sans the excess nonsense.Vail, Colorado: Skier's Paradise
January 15, 2011
Maybe there is one bright spot in an otherwise dismal future: the death of the Yummy Mummy.Who Killed the Yummy Mummy?
January 8, 2009
- Also: yum-yum an exclamation indicating pleasure or delight, as in anticipation of delicious food
- delicious, delightful, or attractive
C20: from yum-yum, of imitative origin
Word Origin and History for yummy
"delicious," 1899, from baby talk. Yum-yum as an exclamation of pleasure is recorded from 1878.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper