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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
gummy
adjective
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a baby's gummy fingers
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Conifers protect their trunks from mechanical damage and insect attack with a special gummy substance, resin.
▪ Sharing a club chair with Elliot, six-month-old Gabe keeps turning his irresistible gummy smiles on me.
▪ She gave me a great, gummy grin which almost split her face in two.
▪ There was a gummy label attached to several sharp shards.
▪ There was fire under the gummy icing that blood had formed on his forearm.
▪ This recipe produces a cake with a moist, slightly gummy texture, which some of our tasters actually preferred.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gummy

Gummy \Gum"my\, a. [Compar. Gummer (?); superl. Gummirst.] Consisting of gum; viscous; adhesive; producing or containing gum; covered with gum or a substance resembling gum.

Kindles the gummy bark of fir or pine.
--Milton.

Then rubs his gummy eyes.
--Dryden.

Gummy tumor (Med.), a gumma.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
gummy

late 14c., from gum (n.1) + -y (2). Related: Gumminess.

Wiktionary
gummy

Etymology 1 a. Showing the gums. n. 1 (context Australia English) (short for gummy shark English) 2 (context Australia New Zealand English) A sheep that is losing or has lost its tooth. Etymology 2

a. 1 Resembling gum (''the substance''). 2 Covered with gum or a substance resembling gum. n. (context usually in the plural English) A gummy candy.

WordNet
gummy
  1. adj. having the properties of glue [syn: gluey, glutinous, mucilaginous, pasty, sticky, viscid, viscous]

  2. [also: gummiest, gummier]

Wikipedia
Gummy (disambiguation)

Gummy also spelled gummi could refer to:

  • Gummi (software), a LaTeX editor for Linux/Gnome
  • Gummi bears, small, rubbery-textured confectionery in the form of a bear
  • Gummy shark, a small, edible shark of Australasian coastal waters
  • Gummy (singer), Korean R&B singer
  • Gummi, a type of computer that is bendable
  • Gummy, a minor character in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
  • Gummy sheep, a type of sheep
  • Gummy tumor, a kind of tumor (see Gumma (pathology))
Gummy (singer)

Park Ji Yeon ( Hangul: ; born April 8, 1981), better known by her stage nameGummy ( Hangul: 거미, Korean for spider), is a South Korean recording artist.

Usage examples of "gummy".

The elm has a rather agreeable, nondescript, bitterish taste, but the linden is gummy and of a mediocre quality, like the tree itself, which I dislike.

Such fluidity could only be obtained by a reduction of the quantity of gummy vehicles together with an increase of ink acidity.

Now the skank and her friends were chewing away on Sour Patch Kids and gummies and making a sound like cows chewing their cuds and whisper-giggling over the sound they were making.

And no wonder, Tru thought, looking down at her dress covered with a gummy residue and bits of produce.

Then the gummy organic residue is dissolved in the combined benzene extracts.

Yet here I am, my mouth gummy with matzos and my lap filled with crumbs from the bread of afflictionand the always friendly Joe Lieberman is testing my faith in my reportorial wiles.

Traffic was gummy and hottempered all the way to the 134 east-weekend partyers and RV jockeys coming and going.

She poured some of the cooled gummy liquid into a smaller birchbark eating dish.

She chopped the white comfrey root and applied the gummy substance directly to the wound -- it stopped the bleeding and would help heal the bone -- then wrapped it with more soft leather.

There were gummy stains on it, too, like crankcase drainings or old strawberry jam.

Squealing children shoved up against the expeditor as they lined up to buy lunch-boxes, gummy bears, T-shirts and bomber jackets from the merchandising concession.

Gummy Larson, a building contractor and a powerful friend of MacMurfee's, has been wanting the hospital contract for a long time.

Thick pus was running down from their inner corners and down the sides of his peeling nose like gummy crocodile tears.

The motor was thick with dust kitties, and the drip pan was gummy with God knows what.

My own people never tasted it except at ceremonial feastings, and I found the gummy sweetness could be chewed for a long time, well satisfying any thirst or need for other food.