Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. A flavoured preparation of chicle or synthetic rubber, made for chewing.
n. a gum prepared for chewing; sweetened and flavored
a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing [syn: gum]
Chewing gum is a soft, cohesive substance designed to be chewed without being swallowed. Humans have used chewing gum in some form for at least 100,000 years. Modern chewing gum today is made from butadiene-based synthetic rubber. Most chewing gums are considered polymers. Longer polymers can produce larger bubbles due to increased intermolecular forces.
"Chewing Gum" is a song by Norwegian recording artist Annie from her debut album, Anniemal (2004). Written by Richard X and Hannah Robinson, the song is based on metaphor which likens men to chewing gum.
The song was released as the album's lead single in August 2004. It received positive reviews from music critics. "Chewing Gum" was the album's most commercially successful single, reaching number eight on the Norwegian Singles Chart and number twenty-five on the UK Singles Chart.
The song has been featured on the online game Audition Online and an update trailer for the online game Blockland as well as in television programmes such as Glee and Grey's Anatomy. The song was also featured in the film Big Momma's House 2.
Chewing gum is a type of confection traditionally made of chicle or synthetic rubber.
Chewing gum may also refer to:
- Chewing Gum (novel), a 2014 novel by Mansour Bushnaf
- "Chewing Gum" (song), a 2004 electropop song by Annie
- Chewing Gum (Song), a 2015 folk pop song by Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt
- Chewing Gum (EP), a 1997 EP from Polar Bear
- Chewing Gum (TV series), a British comedy series
- Chewingum, a 1984 teen comedy film
Chewing Gum is the debut novel of Libyan writer Mansour Bushnaf, first published in Arabic 2008 in Cairo. It was banned by Gaddafi regime in Libya. It was first published in English in 2014 by DARF Publishers with a translation by Mona Zaki.
Chewing Gum is a British television sitcom series set in London. It debuted on E4 on 13 October 2015. It was written by and stars Michaela Coel, Robert Lonsdale, Susan Wokoma, Danielle Walters and Tanya Franks. The show features 24-year-old shop assistant Tracey Gordon, a restricted, religious virgin, who wants to have sex and learn more about the world. Series one premiered on 6 October 2015 until 10 November 2015. On 3 December E4 ordered a second series for 2016. Chewing Gum was also nominated for the Best Scripted Comedy award at the 2016 television BAFTAs.