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Definition of "gumball" [gum•ball]

  • A small ball of chewing gum with a colored sugar coating. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gumball" in a sentence
  • "The Homies -- tiny LA Chicano gangsta figurines sold in gumball machines -- are drawing fire from the LAPD, who want their sale discontinued on the grounds tha they provide a poor role model for Hispanic children."
  • "You will not come across manufacturers of several different types of vending machines, such as gumball machines and drink machines."
  • "(One of my favorite) Use the vacuum and find items in the vacuum (some things are not worth money such as gumball, eraser, etc.) (things that are worth a LOT are glowing rock, golf ball"