One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounNZ, Australian, British
- ‘Thanks, it's not easy but I just always have chuddy in my mouth.’
- ‘I have recently moved to the USA, so you can image trying to be understood when I said I was ‘going down to the shop for some ginger and a packet of chuddy’, ginger of course meaning fizzy juice and chuddy as in chewing gum.’
- ‘‘Don't spit your chuddy out on the footpath,’ she says, and I have to tell her that it's gum, not chuddy, a sidewalk, not a footpath, and that everybody does it.’
1940s: probably an alteration of chewed.
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