Definition of yum in English:


Syllabification: yum
Pronunciation: /yəm
(also yum-yum)


  • Used to express pleasure at eating, or at the prospect of eating, a particular food.
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    • We all had some great Australian wines with our dinners - yum!
    • It's fun to see what they'll give me next though - yum!
    • This lotion smells like fresh-cut flowers and a warm breeze… yum!


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  • (Of food) delicious.
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    • It's nice to find a veggie restaurant serving yum food
    • All these piles of lettuce, yum healthy eating.
    • His barbecued pork chow is a great big sloppy dish of yum.


late 19th century: imitative.

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