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yummy

adjective
physically appealing; attractive (referring to another person)
 
The term “yummy” used to describe another person is a narrowing of the term “yummy”, meaning appealing to the senses. “Yummy” generally refers to food that is delicious, so “yummy” used to describe a person may also be thought of as metaphor. “Yummy” used to describe a person is informal. It is typically used in conversations among friends, not directly to the person to whom the term is referring.
Etymology : “Yummy” in this context is either a narrowing or metaphorical change from the term “yummy”. “Yummy” comes from the term “yum-yum”, which is an exclamation of pleasure in English derived from baby talk.
Source : “Patrick Dempsey is so yummy” -Friend, October 2008
Last modified: 5 December 2008


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