Definition of bubblegum in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbəb(ə)lˌɡəm/


1Chewing gum that can be blown into bubbles.
Example sentences
  • In another piece, a sculpture called Rebellion #1, the work is made entirely from bubblegum and chewing gum and creates a perfectly realised chicken ready for baking [albeit for small dinner party].
  • She kept on blowing her bubblegum, swallowed the bubble and blowed again.
  • In the afternoons they were allowed to take a trip to the nearby country store - Bryant's Grocery and Meat Market - to buy sodas, sweets and bubblegum.
1.1 (also bubblegum pink) The bright pink color of bubblegum: [as modifier]: bubblegum capri pants
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  • Only a handful of adventurous souls opt for bubblegum pink, orange and purple.
  • Today, she's dressed head to toe in bubblegum pink, blinding white and jangling gold jewellery.
  • It has a range of super-trendy zipper jackets in hot, bubblegum pink.
2 [usually as modifier] chiefly North American A thing considered to be insipid, simplistic, or adolescent in taste or style: rockers hate bubblegum pop
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  • ‘In the Zone’ is her third album and although not a total disaster, it is definitely not the bubblegum fluff her teenage fanbase expect from their pop princess.
  • But what I really mean by pop is sugar-sweet, bubblegum pop.
  • Some of these songs are as bubblegum and as playful as they come.

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Syllabification: bub·ble·gum

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