Adjective "Yummy" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of food) delicious.
  1. 'The food was yummy and we both liked the décor, which made E think of a bed and breakfast, and me of the hull of a ship.'
  2. 'We had yummy mushroom risotto and long cool glasses of Pimms.'
  3. 'I love having dinner here as the food is always yummy and I don't have to do any dishes.'
  4. 'There also will be yummy food and cold drinks for sale.'
  5. 'We had a ton of yummy food from the great guys at Feeding Frenzy, which is always a good thing.'
  6. 'This will be a great community event with plenty of yummy curries on offer and fabulous live entertainment.'
  7. 'The air was filled with the smell of yummy food and a slight sniff of alcohol.'
  8. 'Someone brought along a yummy salad that had bean sprouts in it, and I helped myself to some and munched away.'
  9. 'Lou emerged in the kitchen with a bundle of brown grocery bags filled with yummy food.'
  10. 'Roman has already cooked me way too much yummy food, and I can't even go running because of the rain.'
  11. 'who's that yummy guy with the black hair?'


Delicious food.
  1. 'Not a good diet, So if MH is willing tomorrow when she visits and TP wants to, we will go shopping and get some yummies, like chips and burgers and I will eat properly this term.'
  2. 'Drop capers everywhere, then drizzle olive oil over the whole mess and tell people to eat with their hands - just pick up a piece of bread and pile on the yummies.'
  3. 'To get thin, you should eat before you go grocery shopping, not buy fatty or sugary foods, have healthy stuff on hand for snacks and tie yourself to the mast by discarding or making unpalatable any yummies lying around.'
  4. 'The first thing I did when I got home was prepare a nice, big dish of yummies for the kitty, since he was obviously starving.'
  5. 'Soon his mother will realize that I am unprepared to feed her son, that the few shabby pots and pans we have have lain cold amidst eat-out dates and prepackaged yummies.'
  6. 'For lunch tomorrow I made yummies!'


1. very pleasing to the senses, especially to the taste; delicious: The waiter brought out a tray of yummy desserts.

2. extremely attractive or appealing. noun, plural yummies.

3. an item of food that is particularly delicious: The bakery window was full of yummies.

4. anything that is extremely attractive or appealing.

More examples(as adjective)

"turkeys can be yummy in/at/on years."

"sauces can be yummy in/at/on years."

"dressings can be yummy in/at/on years."

"yums can be yummy."

"yoghurts can be yummy."

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Late 19th century: from yum yum + -y.