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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Old English goma, Old High German goumo, German Gaumen, Old Norse gomr ‘palate’.

Noun

Singular
gum

Plural
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  1. (often Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The flesh round the teeth.
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Verb

Infinitive
to gum

Third person singular
gum

Simple past
ing

Past participle
ed

Present participle
m

to gum (third-person singular simple present gum, present participle m, simple past ing, past participle ed)
  1. To chew, especially of a toothless person or animal

Etymology 2

Middle English gomme, from Old French gome, from Late Latin gumma, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] gummi, from Greek κόμμι, of Egyptian origin

Noun

Singular
gum

Plural
s

gum (s)
  1. (uncountable) any of various viscous or sticky substances that are exuded by certain plants
  2. (uncountable) any viscous or sticky substance resembling those that are exuded by certain plants
  3. (uncountable) chewing gum
  4. (countable) a single piece of chewing gum
    Do you have a gum I could have?
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Translations

chewing gum See chewing gum

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Verb

Infinitive
to gum

Third person singular
gum

Simple past
ing

Past participle
ed

Present participle
m

to gum (third-person singular simple present gum, present participle m, simple past ing, past participle ed)
  1. To apply an adhesive or gum to
  2. (colloquial) With up, to impair the functioning of a thing or process.

Scots

Etymology 1

English gum

Noun

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Singular
gum

Plural
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  1. gum

Etymology 2

Origin uncertain; perhaps a specialised use of Etymology 1, above.

Alternative spellings

Noun

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Singular
gum

Plural
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  1. mist, vapour, haze

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