Definition of yum yum in English:

Share this entry

yum yum

Pronunciation: /jʌm ˈjʌm/
(also yum) informal

exclamation

Used to express pleasure at eating, or at the prospect of eating, a particular food.
Example sentences
  • 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!

adjective

(yum-yum)
(Of food) delicious: yum-yum kebabs
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Late 19th century: imitative.

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words