gummy

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

  • gum (flesh around teeth) +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

gummy (comparative gummier, superlative gummiest)

  1. Showing the gums.
    a gummy grin
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Noun[edit]

gummy (plural gummies)

  1. (Australia) Short for gummy shark.
    • 2000, Paul Worsteling, Fishing Western Port, page 12,
      Over there [the UK], gummies are called smooth hound and a six kilo fish would stop the nation.
    • 2007, Bill Classon, Fishing Guide to Victoria′s Coastline, Australian Fishing Network, page 60,
      Western Port is a great location to find gummies. [] Gummy sharks are one of the favoured species in Western Port and for good reason: they put up a strong fight and feed of fresh flake is pretty hard to beat.
    • 2008, Rex Hunt, Fishing Guide to Melbourne and Surrounds, page 44,
      This area of vast mudflats is right at the top of the port is home to some of the best gummy shark fishing around. [] As the water drops, the feeding gummies drop off the banks and wait in the channels for food.
  2. (Australia, New Zealand) A sheep that is losing or has lost its teeth.

Etymology 2[edit]

  • gum ((substance)) +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

gummy (comparative gummier, superlative gummiest)

  1. Resembling gum (the substance).
  2. Covered with gum or a substance resembling gum.
    • Milton
      the gummy bark of fir or pine
    • Dryden
      Then rubs his gummy eyes.
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Noun[edit]

gummy (plural gummies)

  1. (usually in the plural) A gummy candy.
    • c 2011, Gabrielle Tan, Different Colour Can Mix True or False?:
      I opened the fridge to take out my lunch and gave her a gummy. She licked my hand gratefully as I placed the food into the microwave and when it was heated up, she watched me eat and when I was done, she licked my plate happily.
    • 2010, Linda A. Dixon, Cupcakes for Cristina!:
      Cristina hands him a gummy but holds tight to her cupcake, for she's still working on it, and doesn't want to set it free yet.

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