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A woman blowing a bubble.

Bubblegum is a type of elastic chewing gum, designed to blow a bubble out of the mouth. Bubblegum is available in many different colors and flavors. The most common flavor, known simply as "bubblegum" is traditionally colored a light shade of pink.


History Of the Bubble Gum

In 1928, bubble gum was invented by Walter E. Diemer. Walter was working as an accountant for the Fleer Chewing Gum Company in Philadelphia. In his spare time, he played around with new gum recipes. The gum he invented was less sticky than regular chewing gum and it stretched more easily.


The 23-inch (58.24 cm) bubble blown by Susan Montgomery Williams of Fresno, California in 1996 still holds the Guinness World Record as the largest bubble blown (in 1979, she broke the then-existing 17 inch [43.18 cm] record); on 1 October 2008, Williams died of an aneurysm at age 47.[1] Joyce Samuels of Louisville, Kentucky is the current Guinness World Record Holder for blowing the largest bubblegum bubble from the nose, 16 inches (40.64 cm). At the time this was written, Samuels is the only person to ever hold this record. the softer the chewinggum, the bigger the Bubble gum. Since its beginning, competition to find out who can blow the largest bubble has been one of bubblegum's prime attractions. Over the years many contests have come and gone. The most recent entry of importance, which has been developed by a group that includes Williams and Samuels, is the Bubblegum World Championship. This contest bills itself as one where an entrant can blow the biggest bubble and become the world champion of bubblegum bubble blowing, and is open to a broader population than some of the major contests of the past.

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From bubble + gum



countable and uncountable; plural bubblegums

bubblegum (countable and uncountable; plural bubblegums)

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  1. (usually uncountable) A sweet chewing gum formulated to be stretchy so the chewer can blow bubbles with it.
  2. (sometimes derogatory) A type of pop music marked by sweetness, pep and charm (rather than depth or complexity).




  1. tasting like bubblegum
  2. by extension, sweet, perky, or youthful

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