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Used to express pleasure at eating, or at the prospect of eating, a particular food.
- ‘This lotion smells like fresh-cut flowers and a warm breeze… yum!’
- ‘It's fun to see what they'll give me next though - yum!’
- ‘It's especially fun to eat the leftover candy - yum!’
- ‘I rolled my eyes and tried some of the popcorn; it was toffee flavoured - yum!’
- ‘We all had some great Australian wines with our dinners - yum!’
- ‘Yummy yum, this is already completely different to any other champagne I have ever tasted.’
- ‘This means my roast vegetable lasagna and minted peas with pancetta will have to wait for next week… that is unless I have a trial run, yum!’
- ‘The cow jumped over the moon, and licked the giant ice-cream, yum!’
(of food) delicious.
delicious, gorgeous, tasty, good, mouth-watering, appetizing, inviting, palatable, delectable, delightful, succulent, rich, sweet, choice, dainty, savoury, flavoursome, flavourful, piquant, luscious, toothsomeView synonyms
- ‘All these piles of lettuce, yum healthy eating.’
- ‘His barbecued pork chow is a great big sloppy dish of yum.’
- ‘It's nice to find a veggie restaurant serving yum food’
Late 19th century: imitative.
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