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Is gum a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word gum is a Scrabble US word. The word gum is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

G2U1M3

Is gum a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word gum is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

G2U1M3

Is gum a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word gum is a Words With Friends word. The word gum is worth 9 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

G3U2M4

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You can make 6 words from 'gum' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'gum'

GUM 6MUG 6

2 letters words from 'gum'

GU 3MU 4
UG 3UM 4

All 3 letters words made out of gum

gum ugm gmu mgu umg mug

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word gum. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in gum.

Definitions and meaning of gum

gum

Pronunciation

  • enPR: gŭm, IPA(key): /ɡʌm/
  • Rhymes: -ʌm

Etymology 1

From Middle English gome, from Old English gōma (palate), from Proto-Germanic *gōmô, *gaumô (palate) (compare German Gaumen, Old Norse gómr (whence Icelandic gómur)), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰh₂u-mo- (compare Tocharian A ko, Tocharian B koyṃ (mouth), Lithuanian gomurỹs (palate)), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeh₂w- (to gape, yawn). More at yawn.

Noun

gum (plural gums)

  1. (often in the plural) The flesh around the teeth.
Synonyms
  • gingiva (medical)
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

gum (third-person singular simple present gums, present participle gumming, simple past and past participle gummed)

  1. To chew, especially of a toothless person or animal.
  2. (transitive) To deepen and enlarge the spaces between the teeth of (a worn saw), as with a gummer.

Etymology 2

From Middle English gomme, gumme, borrowed from Anglo-Norman gome, from Late Latin gumma, from Latin cummi, gummi, from Ancient Greek κόμμι (kómmi), from Egyptian qmy (anointing oil), qmyt (acanthus resin, gum). Cognate with Spanish goma (rubber).

Noun

gum (countable and uncountable, plural gums)

  1. (chiefly uncountable) Any of various viscous or sticky substances that are exuded by certain plants.
  2. (chiefly uncountable) Any viscous or sticky substance resembling those that are exuded by certain plants.
  3. (chiefly uncountable) Chewing gum.
  4. (countable) A single piece of chewing gum.
    Do you have a gum to spare?
  5. (South Africa, often in the plural) A gummi candy.
  6. (US, dialect, Southern US) A hive made of a section of a hollow gum tree; hence, any roughly made hive.
  7. (US, dialect, Southern US) A vessel or bin made from a hollow log.
  8. (US, dialect) A rubber overshoe.
  9. A gum tree.
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Translations

Verb

gum (third-person singular simple present gums, present participle gumming, simple past and past participle gummed)

  1. (sometimes with up) To apply an adhesive or gum to; to make sticky by applying a sticky substance to.
  2. To stiffen with glue or gum.
  3. (sometimes with together) To inelegantly attach into a sequence.
  4. (colloquial, with up) To impair the functioning of a thing or process.
    That cheap oil will gum up the engine valves.
    The new editor can gum up your article with too many commas.

Derived terms

  • gum up
  • by gum

Anagrams

  • MGU, mug

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡum/
  • Rhymes: -um

Noun

gum

  1. genitive plural of guma

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kʏːm/
  • Rhymes: -ʏːm

Noun

gum n (genitive singular gums, no plural)

  1. boasting, exaggeration
    Synonyms: gort, raup

Declension

Derived terms

  • guma (to boast, to exaggerate)

Middle English

Noun

gum

  1. Alternative form of gumme

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡum/

Noun

gum f pl

  1. genitive plural of guma

Scots

Etymology 1

From English gum.

Noun

gum (plural gums)

  1. gum

Etymology 2

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

Alternative forms

  • gumm

Noun

gum (plural gums)

  1. mist, vapour, haze

Scottish Gaelic

Alternative forms

  • gu
  • gun

Conjunction

gum

  1. that
    Tha mi cinnteach gum biodh e toilichte. - I'm certain that he would be happy.

Usage notes

  • Used before b, f, m and p.

Turkmen

Noun

gum (definite accusative ?, plural ?)

  1. sand

Zazaki

Noun

gum ?

  1. (anatomy) cheek

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to smear with gum (a sticky substance).
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)