What is the origin of the word yummy, as in This food is yummy? All I can find are dates of known first uses.
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language says:
The Collins English Dictionary says:
Everyone seems to agree that this is an onomatopoeia.
Is it from the Chinese food culture of Yum Cha? Chinese immigrants flooded US and Australian goldfields from 1840s onwards.
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