Definition of chewy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃuːi/

adjective (chewier, chewiest)

(Of food) needing to be chewed hard or for some time before being swallowed: the rye bread has a nice, chewy texture derogatory the pigeon breast starter was chewy and overcooked
More example sentences
  • Heavy, chewy food such as red meat can soften that sensation.
  • It was the kind with the hard outside and then a thick but slightly chewy fruit flavored middle.
  • This slice is chewy and irresistible: you just have to have another piece!


[mass noun] (also chewie) informal
Chewing gum: I had forgotten my chewy
More example sentences
  • I hope you choke on your chewie.
  • I swallowed my chewie, it's stuck in my throat.
  • A waiter spotted picked up a lump of her discarded chewie.


chewy on your boot

Australian informal A spectator’s call intended to discourage or mock a player: the opposition yell, ‘chewy on your boot!’
More example sentences
  • "I could have kicked that!" is a much more pointed and harsher form of the old-fashioned admonition, "Chewy on yer boot!"
  • He then followed up quickly with, "chewy on your boot".
  • "Chewy on your boots, Vlad!" he cried.



Example sentences
  • ‘You have to taste the sweetness and salt at the same time, and a little bit of chewiness,’ Sena says.
  • I meekly told her about the chewiness of the meat.
  • All these processes together give the noodles just the right degree of chewiness.

Words that rhyme with chewy

bluey, chop suey, cooee, Dewey, dewy, Drambuie, feng shui, gluey, gooey, hooey, Hughie, Louie, Louis, phooey, rouille, screwy, Wanganui

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