gummed vs gummy what difference

what is difference between gummed and gummy

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʌmd/

Verb

gummed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of gum


English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: gŭmʹi, IPA(key): /ˈɡʌmi/
  • Rhymes: -ʌmi

Etymology 1

gum (flesh around teeth) +‎ -y.

Adjective

gummy (comparative gummier, superlative gummiest)

  1. Showing the gums.
    a gummy grin
Derived terms
  • gummily
  • gumminess

Noun

gummy (plural gummies)

  1. (Australia) Clipping of gummy shark.
    • 2000, Paul Worsteling, Fishing Western Port, page 12,
      Over there [the UK], gummies are called smooth hound and a six kilo fish would stop the nation.
    • 2007, Bill Classon, Fishing Guide to Victoria′s Coastline, Australian Fishing Network, page 60,
      Western Port is a great location to find gummies. [] Gummy sharks are one of the favoured species in Western Port and for good reason: they put up a strong fight and feed of fresh flake is pretty hard to beat.
    • 2008, Rex Hunt, Fishing Guide to Melbourne and Surrounds, page 44,
      This area of vast mudflats is right at the top of the port is home to some of the best gummy shark fishing around. [] As the water drops, the feeding gummies drop off the banks and wait in the channels for food.
  2. (Australia, New Zealand) A sheep that is losing or has lost its teeth.

Etymology 2

gum ((substance)) +‎ -y. The noun was influenced by gummi (from German).

Adjective

gummy (comparative gummier, superlative gummiest)

  1. Resembling gum (the substance).
  2. Covered with gum or a substance resembling gum.
    • Then rubs his gummy eyes.
Synonyms
  • (resembling gum, the substance): gluey, gooey, sticky, tacky
Derived terms
  • gumminess
  • gummy bear
  • gummy tumor
  • gummy tumour

Noun

gummy (plural gummies)

  1. (usually in the plural) A gummi candy.

Derived terms

  • gummy bear
  • gummy worm

Translations


Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡumɪ]
  • Rhymes: -umɪ
  • Hyphenation: gum‧my

Noun

gummy

  1. genitive singular of gumma (gum, rubber)

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