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Gurmy vs Gummy - What's the difference?

gurmy | gummy |

As nouns the difference between gurmy and gummy

is that gurmy is (mining) a level; a mine working while gummy is (australia) or gummy can be (usually|in the plural) a gummy candy.

As an adjective gummy is

showing the gums or gummy can be resembling gum (the substance ).




  • (mining) A level; a mine working.
  • (Webster 1913)



    Etymology 1



  • Showing the gums.
  • a gummy grin
    Derived terms
    * gummily * gumminess


  • (Australia)
  • * 2000 , Paul Worsteling, Fishing Western Port , page 12,
  • Over there [the UK], gummies are called smooth hound and a six kilo fish would stop the nation.
  • * 2007 , Bill Classon, Fishing Guide to Victoria?s Coastline , Australian Fishing Network, page 60,
  • Western Port is a great location to find gummies .Gummy sharks are one of the favoured species in Western Port and for good reason: they put up a strong fight and feed of fresh flake is pretty hard to beat.
  • * 2008 , , Fishing Guide to Melbourne and Surrounds , page 44,
  • This area of vast mudflats is right at the top of the port is home to some of the best gummy shark fishing around.As the water drops, the feeding gummies drop off the banks and wait in the channels for food.
  • (Australia, New Zealand) A sheep that is losing or has lost its teeth.
  • Etymology 2

    . The noun was influenced by (m) (from (etyl)).


  • Resembling gum (the substance ).
  • Covered with gum or a substance resembling gum.
  • * Milton:
  • the gummy bark of fir or pine
  • * Dryden:
  • Then rubs his gummy eyes.
    * gluey, gooey, sticky, tacky
    Derived terms
    * gumminess * gummy bear * gummy tumor, gummy tumour


  • (usually, in the plural) A gummy candy.
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  • Derived terms

    * gummy bear (gummi bear) * gummy worm (gummi worm)