gummy
Pronunciation Adjective

gummy (comparative gummier, superlative gummiest)

  1. Showing the gums.
    a gummy grin
Noun

gummy (plural gummies)

  1. (Australia) Clipping of gummy shark.
    • 2000, Paul Worsteling, Fishing Western Port, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=REbLXeKu4iYC&pg=PA12&dq=%22gummies%22+shark+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=jWpwT8eHNsuOmQWUr7WsBg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22gummies%22%20shark%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false 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, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=cDUmJYLT7SgC&pg=PA60&dq=%22gummy%22|%22gummies%22+shark+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=6mJwT5emO4PcmAWlpImSBg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22gummy%22|%22gummies%22%20shark%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false 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, [http://books.google.com.au/books?id=sXlPg2Dy41MC&pg=PA44&dq=%22gummies%22+shark+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=oGtwT_bLK-PPmAWIpum_Bg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22gummies%22%20shark%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false 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.
Adjective

gummy (comparative gummier, superlative gummiest)

  1. Resembling gum (the substance).
  2. Covered with gum or a substance resembling gum.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 9”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      the gummie bark of Firr or Pine
    • Then rubs his gummy eyes.
Synonyms Noun

gummy (plural gummies)

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



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