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.
protected by RegDwigнt♦ Dec 30 '12 at 18:44
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