Definition of chewing gum in English:

chewing gum


mass noun
  • Flavoured gum for chewing, typically made from chicle.

    • ‘His words were slightly muffled by the wad of chewing gum rolling around his mouth.’
    • ‘They said chewing gum was the most serious form of litter they encountered.’
    • ‘Tony's face reddened and he toyed with the wrapper off his chewing gum.’
    • ‘The streets of Swinford are covered with discarded chewing gum and needs attending to urgently.’
    • ‘This morning though, I found a packet of chewing gum in the microwave.’
    • ‘A letter has been sent to every parent laying down the new ground rules which include a ban on mobile phones and chewing gum in school.’
    • ‘The taste is of stale water with a texture somewhere between used chewing gum and window putty.’
    • ‘Is it ok to chew chewing gum that's been through the wash in the pocket of your jeans?’
    • ‘The problem of streets blighted with chewing gum will never go away.’
    • ‘When I was five, she bought me chocolates and chewing gum and we talked about cricket.’
    • ‘She absently smacked her chewing gum and wound it around her finger as she talked.’
    • ‘We are clueless when it comes to removing chewing gum from things.’
    • ‘Heavy users of garlic, cough sweets or chewing gum will similarly find their tasting faculties impaired.’
    • ‘It may exert this effect even at low doses in chewing gum flavoured with liquorice.’
    • ‘Clearing up unsightly chewing gum from pavements is a costly burden for local councils, but now an answer is at hand.’
    • ‘I bet there's not one person reading this that can honestly say they have never got chewing gum stuck to the bottom of their shoe.’
    • ‘What are the Government's plans to eradicate the evil of discarded chewing gum from the nation's pavements?’
    • ‘Last night, I felt like I was chewing cotton wool, and walking with chewing gum stuck to the bottom of my feet.’
    • ‘The rest of the town still has to put up with discarded chewing gum.’
    • ‘There are certain corridors that the students are not allowed to use and you have rules on chewing gum.’


chewing gum

/ˈtʃuːɪŋ ɡʌm/