- involving little effort for ample rewards; easy and profitable: a cushy job.
- soft and comfortable; cushiony: a cushy chair.
Origin of cushy
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Examples from the Web for cushy
Even in 1999, this gilded cage of a cushy but unstimulating white-collar career was only available to certain people.
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In 1994, Bezos took his wife, left a cushy job as vice president of hedge fund D.E. Shaw, and went west.Everything You Need to Know About Jeff Bezos
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Now he's stirring from his long winter's nap—but his cushy gigs may prove too tough to give up, says John Avlon.Will Mike Huckabee Take the Presidential Plunge?
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If she wins, she gets both the platform and dignity of office and a cushy life.Watch Your Back, Sarah
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Then I shall receive ironical congratulations on my "cushy" job.A Student in Arms
I was with the Fritzies for over a week, and they certainly have it soft and cushy.
That was our method afterwards, and the patrol was cushy for us.
I always think Billy had the hardest luck to be hit again just as he was coming out of it all with a safe and cushy one.Grapes of wrath
For the next few days we had it “cushy,” except for boche shrapnel showering our trenches at intervals, daily.The Black Watch
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- informal easy; comfortablea cushy job
C20: from Hindi khush pleasant, from Persian khōsh
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Word Origin and History for cushy
"easy," 1915, Anglo-Indian slang, from Hindi khush "pleasant, healthy, happy" + -y (2).
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