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chew +‎ -y



chewy (comparative chewier, superlative chewiest)

  1. Having a pliable or springy texture when chewed.
    I must have spent an hour gnawing on the chewy taffy.



chewy (countable and uncountable, plural chewies)

  1. (Australia, informal) Alternative form of chewie (chewing gum)
    • 2019, Jane Godwin, As Happy as Here:
      Like when Amber gave everyone but me a piece of chewy, and I said that wasn't very nice, []
  2. (US, informal) A type of soft and sticky cookie.
    • 2006, Diana Abu-Jaber, The Language of Baklava[1], page 255:
      [] Roni clears away the dishes and returns with a plate of jaw-breaking, fillings-yanking, elderly butterscotch chewies.
    • 2011, Lisa Fain, The Homesick Texan Cookbook[2], page unnumbered page:
      Chocolate chewies are light, crisp, and, yes, chewy chocolate cookies that are studded with chocolate chips and pecans.
    • 2017, The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies & Bars[3], page 63:
      While many versions of the chocolate chewy exist and can be found in bakeries across the country, we wanted are fined recipe for a simple-to-make cookie so we could get our chocolate fix any time.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:chewy.